TAG ARCHIVES FOR technology

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

6
Apr2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting human subjects research in unprecedented ways. On March 23, PRIM&R hosted a forum to provide an opportunity to hear from HRPP leaders representing universities, academic health care systems, and an independent IRB on the key issues and strategies HRPPs should be considering and implementing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. After the webinar, the speakers responded to attendee questions time didn’t permit us to address live. We’re pleased to share those responses with the readers of Ampersand. Read more

4
Oct2018

Sophisticated sensor technologies have become increasingly prevalent in people’s everyday lives, and can now respond to voice commands, detect sleep patterns, and track physical activity These smart sensors have immense potential to improve individuals’ health and wellness, as photographic images, videos, sounds, vibrations, and light all become data for detecting human behavior. Read more

23
Aug2018

Welcome to Research Ethics Reading List, a new feature from Ampersand where we feature books in or adjacent to the field of research ethics that we think you’ll find interesting, motivating, inspiring,  challenging, or some combination of the four! In this edition we look at books about tech industry bias and blind spots; the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity; animal Infections and the next human pandemic; and more! Read more