If you have ever reviewed a research study as a member or administrator of an IRB that included or involved pregnant research participants, you may be eligible for a new study on the enrollment of pregnant women in clinical research. As a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, bioethicist, and the study principal investigator, I hope you will consider participating in a 20 to 25 minute online survey on IRB views and experiences reviewing research involving pregnant women. Read more
TAG ARCHIVES FOR research participation
Research partners”—that’s what scientists and doctors call people who serve as study subjects. Government officials and ethicists use the same term, depicting subjects as equal to the professionals who conduct and oversee health research. But there’s a problem with the egalitarian language. It simply isn’t accurate. Read more
The days are growing longer, spring is approaching, and before you can say Research Ethics Roundup, the crocuses will be emerging! Shake off the long winter and dig into some recent news stories on topics related to research ethics and oversight.
by Ali Hall, Educational Programs Assistant
At a recent discussion at one of PRIM&R’s staff meetings, we took up the issue of how to refer to those who volunteer to participate in research. More specifically, our conversation started with the fact that PRIM&R uses the term “research subject,” rather than the term “research participant.” The significance of this very conscious choice of language had previously managed to escape me, and so I found the ensuing discussion incredibly enlightening.
While research “subject” is the more traditional of the two terms, there has been a shift over the past 25 years or so to use research “participant” when referring to individuals [...] Read more