The Common Rule Proposed Changes - An Attempt to Simplify "Common"

Let's see how simple we can make this...beware, I may go too far.  If you really want to know about this topic, click the "Human Subjects Protections Update" button to the right, and you will have plenty to read...

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Ethical Research: IRBs and ResearchKit

When Apple's ResearchKit was announced, almost immediately some squawked about the ethical problems that may be raised by its use.  One argument suggested that because teens use iPhones, and because teens "aren't supposed to take part in medical studies without parental consent" this would be bad.  The argument proceeds...

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12 Pre-launch Checklist Steps to Quality Survey Data Collections (Part 2)

Use this as a checklist for your own studies - or as a tool to evaluate survey research collaborators.  Researchers who do not consider each of these elements will make disastrous mistakes.  A solid researcher is not one who is perfect - it is one who learns from past mistakes.  Here are the final six (of twelve)...

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