TAG ARCHIVES FOR research

29
Mar2013

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

16
Mar2013

On February 28, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Key Decision Points: Is it Research Involving Human Subjects? It is Exempt? Is IRB Review Required? Following the webinar, I had a chance to connect with the presenters, Karen Hale, RPh, MPH, CIP, and Daniel Nelson, MSc, CIP, to discuss some of the questions that came in that they were unable to cover during the allotted time. Below, they share their perspectives on a few of the questions.

Q: Why can't I determine if a study involves "human subjects" before I determine if it is "research"?

A: From a regulatory standpoint, the definition of a “human [...] Read more

11
Mar2013

by Anne Meade, senior manager for website and social media

Each member of the PRIM&R staff is responsible for making sure that PRIM&R runs smoothly, whether their job is answering calls and planning programs, or updating the website and talking to members. No matter which job function we fulfill, it’s important that we stay informed about research ethics, and so we periodically review pertinent articles during our [...] Read more

15
Feb2013

by Julie Fine, Legal Specialist, Legal Division, Pfizer Inc. (Please note: The views presented here are my own and do not reflect positions or policies of Pfizer.)

In the weeks following the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, what has lingered with me most has been the keynote speech on mental illness and stigma by Elyn Saks, JD, PhD. She discussed how [...] Read more

12
Feb2013

by Anne Meade, Senior Manager for Website and Social Media

In early 2012, the IRB Forum, a resource-rich online community for human research protections professionals, found a new home at PRIM&R. We were (and are!) delighted to have this online community as a part of PRIM&R’s network of rich educational and networking resources.  The past year brought some changes to the [...] Read more