TAG ARCHIVES FOR human subjects research

15
Feb2018

Suicide is an urgent and growing public health crisis. It was the tenth leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with over 44,000 deaths, according to the CDC. Studying suicide, and including suicidal or potentially suicidal individuals in clinical research, is an important way to gain valuable data that can advance prevention efforts. Researchers and IRBs may tend to exclude suicidal individuals from research in order to avoid potential risks; however, in order for the research to be scientifically and clinically valuable, it is important that suicidal individuals are not excluded from research unnecessarily. Read more

5
Feb2018

The potential benefits of data sharing for secondary research purposes are well recognized, but certain ethical barriers must be addressed before these benefits can be fully realized. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and tribes that participate in research are often interested in sharing their data when doing so will help answer important questions or contribute to improved population health outcomes, and when appropriate protections are in place. While perspectives on data sharing agreements and processes can vary among AI/AN individuals and tribes, some views are consistent and much can be learned by examining how specific studies have navigated data sharing in ways that both respect tribal sovereignty and meet the overall study goals. What best practices, lessons, and examples exist for IRBs, researchers, and funders who wish to include a data sharing component in research with AI/AN individuals and tribes? Read more

24
Aug2017

On March 1, 2017, PRIM&R held a day-long Ethics of Data Access, Use, and Sharing for Human Subjects Research Workshop in partnership with the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University (MRCT Center). I am pleased to announce that the proceedings and other information from the day are now available on PRIM&R’s website. Read more

8
Jun2017

For this month’s question you are a member of a local IRB reviewing an influenza vaccine study. The investigator wants to ask enrolled study participants to help recruit additional study participants. The investigator wants to express her gratitude for this assistance. She has asked the IRB whether tangible expressions of gratitude, e.g., cash, would be acceptable. Read more

12
May2017

MISST is an acronym the Connected and Open Research Ethics (CORE) initiative research team uses to describe research that involves the use of mobile, imaging, pervasive-sensing, social media, and location-tracking strategies that can passively observe human behavior. The CORE is a growing community where conversations about research ethics and technology are beginning. We seek to increase awareness of this resource and we invite IRBs and research stakeholders to get involved—specifically, we want to hear from the PRIM&R community! We invite you to join the conversation by signing up for the CORE Network and sharing your questions about how to do this research and/or your expertise and lessons learned. You can also follow CORE on Twitter and LinkedIn. Together we can learn from one another and begin to have an informed discussion developing an ethical framework for MISST. Read more