MSU IRB at PRIM&R’s Advancing Ethical Research Conference 2013

PRIM&R is an organization dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, social science and behavioral research. Since 1974, PRIM&R has served the full array of individuals and organizations involved in biomedical, social science, behavioral, and educational research.[i] This year’s conference included 2,300 attendees from over 100 countries.

This year, the Compliance Officer, Hila Berger along with IRB Coordinator, Amy Krenzer and IRB Chair, Katrina Bulkley represented Montclair State University at the 2013 PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. The conference took place in Boston, Massachusetts from November 7-9 and included sessions with topics such as informed consent, research with children and unique regulatory requirements for ethical review of research.

Ms. Berger and Ms. Krenzer did a collaborative poster on the “Ethical Challenges and Solutions Involved in Reviewing a Protocol with Sex Offenders as Participants.” Their poster was chosen as one of the top posters invited to a Special Innovative Speaker series. Ms. Berger was a presenter at an Innovations Panel “Innovations in Research on Controversial Topics”, in which she elaborated on identifying the concerns and solutions for protecting a highly controversial population. The talk provided attendees with the unique challenges and solutions for approving research with a risky participant group.  

By attending and representing MSU at the 2013 PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference in Boston, Hila Berger, Amy Krenzer and Katrina Bulkley were able to enhance their knowledge base on balanced, well-researched and accurate information on a range of ethical and regulatory issues affecting research.

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