TAG ARCHIVES FOR research participation

11
Jun2020

When I started my research career back in 2004, I was working in the biggest trauma center in the Atlanta area, Grady Healthcare System. I had arrived in the country under a work visa to help with the Department of Orthopaedics' clinical trials. I remember the nervousness of speaking to potential study participants because I was not only new to clinical research, having only done chart review projects in the past, I was also new in America and America’s history of research with minorities. Now, after all these years working as a research coordinator and IRB professional, and living in the United States for more than 15 years, I know how important it is to rebuild trust and increase minority participation in research to ensure not only that we are doing quality studies, but also that we help in diminishing the social injustices our communities still undergo today. Read more

20
Dec2018

Three researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health—Hye-Chung Kum, PhD; Alva O. Ferdinand, DrPH, JD; and Cason Schmit, JD—invite ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) experts to participate in a three-round Delphi study. The purpose of the study is to design an IRB application template for patient-centered comparative effectiveness research that requires record linkage. The researchers are currently seeking feedback on their prototype software,  called Minimum Necessary Disclosure for Interactive Record Linkage (MINDFIRL), which is designed to mimimize identity disclosure via controlled information disclosure. Read more

20
Nov2017

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

20
Dec2016

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

1
Aug2014

As summer swings into full gear, be sure to take a break from the heat to delve into the research ethics news making headlines this month. 
 
The Era of Big Data and its Implication for Big Pharma: The integration of technology into health care has resulted in an abundance of data about our health. In this piece for the Health Affairs Blog, Marc Berger et al. discuss how “big [...] Read more