by Emily A. Largent and Alan Wertheimer, PhD
In a recent post, we presented some of the key results from a 2010 survey we conducted with randomly selected PRIM&R members. As described in our article in IRB: Ethics and Human Research, “Money, Coercion, and Undue Inducement: Attitudes about Payments to Research Participants,” the survey explored their attitudes as to whether and why payment of research participants constitutes coercion or undue influence. We were interested in asking these questions because institutional review board (IRB) members are crucial gatekeepers in [...] Read more
by Mindy Reeter
It’s that time again. No, not tax time, but institutional review board (IRB) budget-writing time! My university’s fiscal year begins July 1, and preparation always starts early.
As a community IRB, we are supported financially by community partners. Many years ago, when the research volume was much less, such support came at a standard flat rate. In 2006, however, the need for a new way to calculate the cost for services became apparent as the research volume fluctuated among each partner,.
That year, we [...] Read more
PRIM&R is pleased to bring you a post from the third day of the 2011 Advancing Ethical Research Conference and the PRIM&R Blog Squad. The PRIM&R Blog Squad is composed of PRIM&R members who are devoted to blogging prior to, live from, and after our conferences.
I heard again [...] Read more
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will continue to introduce you to more of our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Mathia Sanders, a retired community representative at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.
When and why did you join the field?
I am retired after having worked [...] Read more
Welcome to a special installment of our featured member interview series in which we introduce you to our 2011 AER Conference Blog Squad members. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and why they're excited about blogging for PRIM&R!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Dawnett Watkins, IRB coordinator at the University [...] Read more