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2010-10-31 00:13:17

RCRC Independent Review Board Celebrates 25 Years of Trusted Service Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2010 RCRC Independent Review Board today announced it is celebrating 25 years as a trusted, leading provider of professional IRB services. RCRC provides IRB review for all phases of research in a variety of therapeutic areas and study designs for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Additionally, RCRC provides ethical review for behavioral and social science research...

2010-10-08 14:13:56

Findings from the past have implications for research in the future The researcher whose revelations about unethical U.S. studies on syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940's led to apologies from the Obama administration last week has written a commentary for Bioethics Forum, the Hastings Center's online publication. She calls for the need to learn from history to better protect human subjects in the developing world. Susan M. Reverby, a professor at Wellesley College, describes how she unearthed...

2010-10-06 17:15:10

This week, in a Health in Action article published in PLoS Medicine, Maria Merritt and colleagues (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) report on a Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics that they have developed to help train field workers in research ethics. The Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics is freely available to the public. In this article the authors address how to identify field training needs and meet high standards of research...

2010-06-22 14:25:09

A lawyer and researcher at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics says a new legal and ethical framework needs to be placed around the donation and banking of human biological material, one that would more clearly define the terms of the material's use "” and address donor expectations before research begins. In a new law review article, "Why Not Take All of Me? Reflections on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and the Status of Participants in Research Using Human...

2010-05-28 17:56:46

The consent forms that people sign before participating in research are widely considered difficult to understand and sometimes inaccurate. The lack of clarity was implicated in a high-profile legal settlement in April between Arizona State University and a Native American tribe, which claimed that blood samples that its members provided for genetic research were used for purposes not stated in the consent form. Efforts have been made to improve the forms, but how effective are they? A study...

2010-05-11 11:02:00

DALLAS, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials announced recently that Baylor Research Institute (BRI), part of the Baylor Health Care System, was re-accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). The re-accreditation certifies that BRI maintains efficient systems for monitoring research participant safety and embraces ethical standards higher than required by law in order to protect human participants participating in BRI research...

2009-11-30 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Awards for Excellence in Human Research Protection were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement Institute. Recipients of an Award of Excellence in best practice included: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Common Language for Risks and Events Database. This database assists study teams in writing and amending consent forms to include language considered acceptable by the DFCI...

2009-11-09 14:00:51

Researchers from Tufts University and their community-based colleagues have identified several strategies to improve community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnerships. A study published in a supplement to the November 2009 issue of the American Journal of Public Health reported that training local leaders in research practices, especially human subjects protections, while engaging them in research improved university-community relationships, strengthened the ability of local...

2009-10-27 10:28:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to requests from clients, Schulman Associates IRB (Schulman) has expanded its IRB services into Canada. The Schulman Canadian Board's first official meeting is scheduled for this week. For North American studies which are conducted in both the U.S. and Canada, Canadian and U.S. Board members will review the research together in order to maintain consistency. "Our clients have asked us to provide review services in Canada. Now that our...

2009-05-21 14:00:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation (NYSE Amex: ETC) ("ETC" or the "Company") announced that on March 6, 2009, following two days of review, ETC received confirmation of acceptance of the ETC IRB proceedings from the NASA Langley IRB. This approval demonstrates ETC's and its NASTAR Center's capability to conduct research in a manner consistent with federal procedures and regulations regarding human subjects. In efforts to complete an...


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