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Friday afternoon’s funny – Consent: Location, location, location0

Posted by Admin in on April 3, 2020
 

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
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Like location is an important consideration (some might say a primary consideration) in real estate, it is fundamental to the ethical design of consent processes.

Friday afternoon’s funny – Risks already present0

Posted by Admin in on March 27, 2020
 

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
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Some research projects (such as sport-related work) involve participants already engaged in a risky undertaking.  For research ethics reviewers this raises the question of whether their reflection on beneficence is the risks in the substantive activity or only the additional risk introduced by the research activity.

Friday afternoon’s funny – PI Action figure0

Posted by Admin in on March 20, 2020
 

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
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Sometimes the different roles and special skills we demand of investigators do seem apt for an action figure from the 1980s.

Friday afternoon’s funny – Paper archives0

Posted by Admin in on March 13, 2020
 

Cartoon by Don Mayne www.researchcartoons.com
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The amount of paperwork generated by some human research (not just clinical trials) and research ethics review is no joke.  If your institution is still on paper records you should carefully consider the shift to an electronic approach.

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