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The Montreal Tuberculosis Outbreak Revisited.

Following our March 3, 2016 post entitled “Preventing your study from becoming the next tragedy.”, we received numerous requests for information regarding the Montreal tuberculosis outbreak. This avoidable tragedy was not covered – to any great extent – by English Canadian media, which may explain why few Canadians have ever heard of it. It wasn’t […]

clinical research technology, en

Leaving Las Vegas: Wearable Health Technologies in 2016

Every January, Las Vegas is home to the highly anticipated yearly conference called the Consumer Electronics Show. It’s difficult to believe that the CES is nearly 50 years old, as things have most certainly changed since 1967 on the technology front, and the conference has certainly been a substantial platform for many interesting consumers products, […]

veritas irb ethics review
en, Regulatory Affairs

Hey Canada! Should you care about the U.S. modernization of the “Common Rule”?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (hereinafter HHS), as well as fifteen other Federal Departments, have announced proposed revisions to their policies for the protection of human research participants, known as the “Common Rule”. The 131-page document (also referred to as “NPRM”) can be found here and the public was invited to comment before […]

Research Ethics Simplified
en, TRMS 2015

How can new technologies empower participants and engage trust in research?

Part 2 of our TRMS 2015 Coverage When establishing trust in an organization, be it for the sake of protecting research participants or for maintaining the integrity of a research study, it is imperative that proper processes and procedures be in place for all parties involved. It is absolutely necessary for researchers and participants alike […]

Veritas IRB
AER15, Data Collection, en, Informed Consent

What Am I Consenting To? Research Privacy and Data Collection in a World of Applications and Technology

November has no doubt been a month of interesting discussions and debates surrounding research and bioethics, as showcased recently at the 2015 PRIM&R Conference in Boston. (Editor’s note: for an in-depth look at our coverage from PRIM&R 2015, we welcome you to view our blog posts on PRIM&R Pre-Conference Highlights: From IRB 101 to Biobanking, […]