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Research in an educational setting can be challenging - for the researcher, IRB members and professional research administrator.  But, research in schools is also among the most important types of research. Still, specific guidelines related to research in this setting are only mentioned in the federal guidelines a few times. For instance, 45 CFR 56, (aka “The Common Rule” )section 46.101 mentions “educational settings” only a few ways: (1) Research conducted in established or commonly accepted educational settings, involving normal... Read More
There has been much discussion among Research Compliance professionals about proposed changes to 45 CFR 46 , aka “The Common Rule” These discussions have been ongoing for years and if you’re like me you’re wondering what the final rules will be and when they will be published. Rumor has it in my neck of the woods that it will be finalized by the end of the year, prior to the next White House administration. There is a rush... Read More
What should Research Compliance staff look for in a vendor of online IRB system? Here are some general areas on which you should not compromise. We all know what IRB software systems are, but often times evaluating systems, and the companies behind them, is difficult. Too often it is hard to move beyond the superficial information gleaned from the sales representative you might meet at a yearly conference; if you are lucky enough to have the... Read More