Meet Julie Simpson, PhD, director of research integrity services, affiliate assistant professor of college training, and affiliate assistant professor of education at the University of New Hampshire and, along with Ted Myatt, one of two new members of PRIM&R's Education Committee! She is highlighted this month as a research ethics professional making an impact on both her institution as well as the PRIM&R community at large. Read more
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In January, PRIM&R welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, including Elizabeth A. Buchanan, PhD. PRIM&R recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Buchanan about her experiences in the field as well as her involvement with PRIM&R. Read more
It’s been four years since PRIM&R’s last Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference and, this November, we will host the 2015 SBER Conference in Boston, MA. As we get ready for this year’s event, let’s look back at topics discussed in 2011 to see how they have transformed and evolved over the years.
Issues around data sharing and privacy have been widely discussed in our community, but they’re not new; even back at the 2011 SBER Conference, these issues were important themes:
In his keynote address, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, PhD, Toshiba professor of media [...] Read more
From research being conducted by Facebook to questions raised by a study on public opinion of same-sex marriage, this week's Research Ethics Roundup delves into the world of social and behavioral research. Read on to learn more about these and other stories in the world of research ethics and oversight.
Do You Consent?: In this piece for Slate, James Grimmelmann, JD, considers questions raised by studies conducted by Facebook and other entities outside of the traditional research realm, and considers the role of research oversight in those contexts.
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By Nora Murphy, membership assistant
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. During May, Member Appreciation Month at PRIM&R, we feature a new member interview every week!
Please read on to learn more about Katherine Lerner, JD, CIP, associate director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB at the University of Chicago, and planning committee member for PRIM&R's 2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference.[...] Read more