CWUIn The NewsIn The Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/hsrc/newsen-usRecent Changes to the HSRC Review Processhttps://www.cwu.edu/hsrc/node/2549Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:08:22<p>A new version of the HSRC application was released on 11/8/2019.&nbsp; Minor changes were made to streamline the form.&nbsp; More notable changes were made to comply with the revised federal regulations that went into effect in January 2019 for all federally-funded human subjects research.&nbsp; The HSRC will be applying the following regulatory changes to all applicable human subjects research conducted at Central Washington University:</p> <p>1. The <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/hsrc/criteria-review#Exempt%20Review">exemption categories</a> have changed as noted within the application and added a new exemption category #3 for benign behavioral interventions.</p> <p>2. Continuing review of all non-exempt research will remain in effect and on an annual basis unless determined by the HSRC to be necessary more frequently.</p> <p>3. Exempt research will be certified for three years after which the study will expire.&nbsp; To continue a study beyond the three years, you must submit a new request for exemption.</p> <p>4. <em><strong>For faculty</strong></em>, Course Exemptions (CE) are now included as a level of review (last question on the Basic Study Details page).&nbsp; Course exemptions cover research projects completed by students as part of a research methods class and that fall under select exemption categories.&nbsp; Faculty oversee all class projects and ensure students are complying with guidelines described in the CE.&nbsp; Projects cannot be presented outside the classroom until the student completes a request for exemption with the HSRC indicating data were collected and covered under a CE.&nbsp;</p> Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.https://www.cwu.edu/hsrc/node/2548Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:53:17<p><em>Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.</em></p><p>When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest. But another bias, one possibly even more pernicious, is how research is published and used in supporting future work.</p><p>A recent study in Psychological Medicine examined how four of these types of biases came into play in research on antidepressants. The authors created a data set containing 105 studies of antidepressants that were registered with the Food and Drug Administration. Drug companies are required to register trials before they are done, so the researchers knew they had more complete information than what might appear in the medical literature.</p><p>Read more of this article in the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/upshot/publication-bias-threat-to-science.html" target="_blank">New York Times</a>.</p>New Apps Could Aid Medical Research, But Raise Ethical Questionshttps://www.cwu.edu/hsrc/node/2513Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:42:58<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">With Apple's new </span>ResearchKit<span style="line-height: 1.4;">, medical researchers can create apps for their studies that will help recruit participants (one of the most difficult steps in any study). The research apps are easy to download, and could be a significant boon to medical research.</span></p><p>But they also come with ethical liabilities, such as ensuring participants are eligible for studies, teaching them about the risks, and securing their data.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Read </span><em style="line-height: 1.4;"><a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/10/8177683/apple-research-kit-app-ethics-medical-research" target="_blank">Apple's new ResearchKit: 'Ethics quagmire' or medical research aid?</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> in The Verge.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">March 12, 2015</span></em></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></em style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethicshttps://www.cwu.edu/hsrc/node/2511Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:36:49<p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Social media has the potential to change social science research, but with it come new ethical implications of mining personal data online.</span></p><p>The Facebook study, published in June, outraged people when the company revealed it manipulated news feeds of nearly 700,000 users as part of a psychological study examining emotions. Now scholars, corporations, and government agencies are talking about establishing ethical guidelines for using social media in research.</p><p>Read <em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/technology/the-boon-of-online-data-puts-social-science-in-a-quandary.html" target="_blank">As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics</a></em> in The New York Times.</p><p><em>August 19, 2014</em></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;">