TAG ARCHIVES FOR IRB

8
Sep2021

IRBs come in many types, focusing on dramatically different categories of research from Phase I drug research to studies focused solely on education and social science. It may seem at first that the latter entails simpler ethical problems than, say, multisyllabic first-in-human drug trials for cancer, but very low-risk nonmedical research presents its own challenges for the IRB. Read more

24
Aug2021

We are inviting researchers and IRB members to evaluate two research scenarios that involve passive and pervasive sensor technologies. We are interested in learning what participants think would be concerns from three perspectives: research participant, research team, and IRB member. This research will be used to advance development of decision support tools to support digital health research. Read more

18
Aug2021

The digitization of everyday life has led to an interesting phenomenon for research administrators; the ethical concerns that arise from secondary uses of large and open data now pose a greater challenge for the ethical management of research data than do the conventional challenges of primary data acquisition. As debates over consent forms give way to discussions of differential privacy, it is hard to ignore the new reality that the highest levels of risk and benefit to human participants in research may now arise from secondary data uses. What should research administrators and IRB members do to understand and manage the risks and benefits? Read more

3
Aug2021

On March 30, 2021, PRIM&R hosted the webinar “Ominum-Gatherum: An SBER Variety Show.” During this webinar, Tonya Ferraro, MEd, and Andrew Hedrick, MPA, CIP, focused on three social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) topics: Terms of Service agreements, randomized controlled trials in the social sciences, and research involving deception.  Following the webinar, the presenters reflected on the session and prepared a guidance document for those working with SBER; we're pleased to share this resource with readers of Ampersand.  Read more