The Revised Common Rule and Informed Consent: Consent Waivers

The Revised Common Rule has a few important changes regarding consent waivers. Under the revised Common Rule, broad consent is provided as an alternative to the informed consent requirements for the storage, maintenance, and secondary research use of identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens. If an individual was asked and refused to provide broad consent, […]

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The Revised Common Rule and Informed Consent: Broad Consent

While the industry waits for additional guidance on the Revised Common Rule, there are some aspects that are worth taking note now. This is a series of blog posts that address various important changes for research professionals to keep in mind as they implement the Revised Common Rule. BLOG POST #2 — Broad Consent One […]

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The Revised Common Rule and Informed Consent: Concise Summary

While the industry waits for additional guidance on the Revised Common Rule, there are some aspects that are worth taking note now. This is a series of posts that address various important changes for research professionals to keep in mind as they implement the Revised Common Rule. Concise Summary Consent forms must facilitate comprehension by […]

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Career Series: Late Career

Experienced Research Professionals Should Consider Mentoring the Next Generation Approximately 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day between now and 2030, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. The field of clinical research is no exception to this enormous wave of research leaders reaching retirement age and exiting the profession. As senior […]

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Data Analysis Methods for Qualitative Research: Managing the Challenges of Coding, Interrater Reliability, and Thematic Analysis

The peer-reviewed journal The Qualitative Report has published an article by Michael Belotto, Director of the BRANY Institute of Research Education, entitled “Data Analysis Methods for Qualitative Research: Managing the Challenges of Coding, Interrater Reliability, and Thematic Analysis.” (LINK: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss11/2/) “While … text books explain the general philosophies of the interpretive tradition and its theoretical groundings, I found […]

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Career Series: Mid-Career

Career Transitions: Becoming a Clinical Research Nurse This is part two of a three-part series on research careers. By mid-career, nurses are sometimes looking for new challenges. However, not all nurses are interested in pursuing careers in administration. One path to consider is in clinical research. Nurses play an essential role in the success of […]

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Career Series: Early Career

How to Attract and Keep the Best Research Coordinators This is part of a series on career development for research professionals. One of the most challenging responsibilities for an investigator is the recruitment and retention of talented staff, particularly research coordinators. Nationwide, there is a high turnover rate among research coordinators. This disruption in staffing […]

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Gene Therapy Research — Is Your Institution Ready?

Recent news about approved immunotherapy and gene therapies has generated excitement around the possibilities of treating difficult diseases. Organizations have increased funding in this area, including a recently announced $1.3 million grant in funding by the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy for research in gliobastoma, sarcoma and ovarian cancer. The increased attention and funding means […]

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Survey Results

Last year we asked research staff and managers to tell us about their staff training needs. We want to thank those who took the time to complete the questionnaire. The results are in and here is what we learned. The majority of those who responded to the survey either have limited or no funding for […]

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Do you know the difference between odds and probability?

It’s once again time to get ready for the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl, and the odds-makers are making their forecasts. Many an office worker is looking to join the fun by participating in office pools to see if, this year, they get lucky. One person, however, is raising his eyebrows as people make […]

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