This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines new findings from the FDA on juvenile animal studies for pediatric clinical development, the research community’s response to Apple’s ResearchKit, and why experts think more funding is needed for tuberculosis research. 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
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Institutional Review Board (IRB) Review of mHealth Research: Best Practices and Future Challenges , presented by John Wilbanks and Jeremy Block, PhD, MPP.
In recent years, digital and mobile health (mHealth) technologies have increased dramatically with the proliferation of smartphones, apps, and wearable data devices where users generate data. Rapid, widespread collection of personal health data from a broad cross-section of individuals is now possible on a scale unthinkable only a few years ago. As our society as a whole and the research community adopts these technologies, IRBs need to anticipate and address the challenges in achieving compliance and protecting human [...] Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup looks at several controversial issues emerging in the medical research field including whether clinical trials should be conducted on the use of psychiatric medications in infants.
It seems that in many cases, IRB offices are struggling with processing and turnaround time of new and revised protocols. This can lead to overloaded agendas, which may not allow all IRB members enough time to review every item on the agenda prior to the IRB meetings. Jon Newlin, assistant director in the Office of the HRPP at North Shore-LIJ, explained during his presentation at the 2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER15), "Transformation to an All-Videoconference Flexible IRB Model: One Institution’s Experience," that to rectify this problem his institution consolidated their IRBs into one roster. In this process, they reduced their IRB from more than 20 voting members to nine with 60 [...] Read more