by Rebecca D. Armstrong, DVM, PhD, director of research subject protection, at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of PRIM&R’s Education Committee
In early June, I was invited to attend a multiday convention, The Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education, co-hosted by Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to share [...] Read more
On March 12, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Online Research, Social Media, and the IRB: Assessing Ethics, Norms, and Risks. The presenters, Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, and Joseph Konstan, PhD, answered many questions from the attendees during the lively question and answer period following this program. After the conclusion of the webinar, we asked Elizabeth and Joe to consider the remaining questions, and I’m pleased to share their answers with you today.
AS: Can you clarify what a crowdsourced dataset is, and provide examples, if possible?
EB & JK: Crowdsourcing is defined as "the practice [...] Read more
Spring is finally here, and with it comes a new edition of the Research Ethics Roundup! Before you head out to the garden this weekend, take a moment to review these articles from the world of research ethics. From an appeal for stricter reporting standards worldwide, to a discussion of oversight in participant-led research, this bouquet of recent headlines is sure to brighten up your day!
by Andrea Johnson, JD, CIP, Regulatory Specialist in the Research Integrity Office at Oregon Health and Science University
I am kicking off my Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference
experience with the pre-conference [...] Read more
by Megan Hayes Mahoney, Visiting Digital Library Research Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) began work on a multi-year project designed to make ethics information and training resources readily accessible to those working in the fields of science and engineering. PRIM&R was honored to be a part of the effort, which was supported by a grant awarded to UIUC by the National Science Foundation (NSF). PRIM&R contributed encyclopedia entries for commonly used terms in human subjects and animal research, as well as a listing of exemplary research forms, policies, manuals, and checklists related [...] Read more