by David R. Van Houten, MS, research integrity advocate
During PRIM&R’s Best Practices for Assessing Risk in Social and Behavioral Research webinar, Jeffrey M. Cohen, PhD, CIP, CEO of HRP Consulting Group, Inc., discussed challenges for institutional review boards (IRBs) charged with reviewing social and behavioral research.
While human research protections is complicated across all areas of research, the presentation served to illuminate the complexities associated with protecting human subjects in social and behavioral studies. In his presentation, Dr. Cohen pointed out that IRB [...] Read more
On October 24, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Protecting Human Subjects in Qualitative Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs and Researchers. Julie Simpson, PhD, director of research integrity services at the University of New Hampshire led the webinar while Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, education director at PRIM&R, served as the moderator.
Following the webinar, we connected with Dr. Simpson, and she kindly answered a few more questions that came in from webinar participants, exclusively for Ampersand.
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On Thursday, April 25, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI): Study Review from Conception to Completion. Kristen Burt, JD, interim director of the Michigan State University (MSU) Human Research Protection Program (HRPP), and Eunice Yim Newbert, MPH, manager of the Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), participated as speakers, with Amy Davis, JD, MPH, senior director for program and publications at PRIM&R, as moderator.
Following the webinar, we connected with the presenters, and they kindly answered a few more questions that came in from webinar participants, for[...] Read more
On Monday, March 4, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled PRIM&R’s Primer on the HIPAA/HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule. Emily Chi Fogler, JD, senior legal counsel in the Office of General Counsel at Partners HealthCare System, and Jennifer Geetter, JD, partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, participated as speakers, with P. Pearl O’Rourke, MD, as moderator. Following the webinar, we connected with Emily Chi Fogler, and she kindly answered a few more questions that came in from webinar participants, for <[...] Read more
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