Category:Windows security softwareOn April 5, 2018, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted the launch of the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) Coalition on Human Research Protection. This coalition is an international network of researchers, scientists, and advocates who are working to promote international best practices in human research protection, which include informed consent, privacy, confidentiality, and respect for persons.
May 8, 2018 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded Dr. Joanna Kurian of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Dr. Josephine Johnston of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a contract to conduct two studies that will evaluate the implementation of a Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §109.56 disclosure of pregnancy risk, exclusions of women of childbearing potential from clinical trials, and the potential impact of these provisions on recruitment to and retention in clinical trials. These will be the first studies to assess the impact of the two regulations under which FDA is implementing risk-informed research.
U.S. House of Representatives: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research Oversight held a hearing on April 18, 2018, to examine oversight of federal spending on private research.
April 19, 2018 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a joint call for research proposals to address the challenges of retaining research participants over time. The R01 is a major federal program that supports the most innovative and rigorous research, with the goal of better understanding disease and improving human health. The R01 and other NIH programs are critical to addressing the nation’s biomedical research and health care needs. However, effective recruitment of participants to longitudinal studies has historically been challenging, with large numbers of participants dropping out or being lost to follow-up over time.
April 19, 2018 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded six grantees contracts to carry out research projects to facilitate the use of biomedical advances to develop and test interventions that address underserved populations’ health needs. A significant barrier to addressing these needs is a lack of access to proven health interventions in a community setting. The Building Infrastructure, Knowledge, and Clinical Trials that Reduce Health Disparities (BARKTRESS) research consortium aims to increase the clinical and translational research capacity of investigators conducting and evaluating ac619d1d87