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2011-12-15 12:50:28

Current regulations are robust, but should be improved The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues today issued its report concerning federally-sponsored research involving human volunteers, concluding that current rules and regulations provide adequate safeguards to mitigate risk. In its report, "Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research," the Commission also recommended 14 changes to current practices to better protect research subjects, and...

2011-09-27 12:00:00

Quorum Review IRB is introducing a new ethics board located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This unique panel includes members from academia with significant expertise in oncology research. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Quorum Review IRB is introducing a new ethics board located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This unique panel includes members from academia with significant expertise in oncology research. The Cambridge Board will begin reviewing studies on October 4, 2011. Quorum...

2011-01-27 00:00:00

In an effort to increase access to Lucanix, IRCC has been chosen as the first U.S. research center by NovaRx to provide an "Expanded Access" trial of Lucanix to a limited number of qualified research participants. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Innovative Research Center of California (IRCC) is an independent, dedicated research facility that specializes in new treatments for Oncology and Medicine. IRCC's team of investigators and research coordinators have decades of experience...

2011-01-24 08:20:00

IRBNet's free report provides objective performance metrics for the human subjects research protection oversight field, enabling hospitals, universities and government research institutions to make performance comparisons and drive process improvements CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At universities, hospital systems and government agencies large and small, ethics review boards tasked with overseeing the protection of human subjects in research are actively...

2011-01-21 16:14:12

Realignment with participants' interest important for future of genomic research Obtaining consent for genetic studies can be an opportunity for researchers to foster respectful engagement with participants, not merely to mitigate legal risk. This shift is proposed in a policy forum appearing tomorrow, Jan. 21, in Science, the journal of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. The authors of the article, "Research Practices and Participant Preferences: The Growing Gulf" recommend...

2010-12-07 15:35:00

Study finds wide variability in ethics board practices Practices for protecting human research subjects with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that make them incapable of giving informed consent are widely variable and in need of more concrete ethical and legal guidance, according to a study in IRB: Ethics & Human Research. The findings are significant for several reasons. First of all, the authors write, many countries have made research on dementia a national health priority and...


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