My favorite story about the annoying IRB regulations is how they insisted on an HCG (pregnancy) test for our volunteers, despite the fact that MRI has no known adverse effect on pregnancy.
So, fine, extra caution against an unknown but possible risk, sure. And what does have risks of fainting, infection, collapsing a vein, etc? Of course, we had an extra consent form for them to sign, about the risks of the blood draw the IRB was helpfully insisting on.
Here are a few steps to take to get you closer, or a way you can leapfrog the work to reap the benefits now.In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation.IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget.Which in essence means the fine American taxpayer has essentially been paying me to sit in a room and twiddle my thumbs for the past 3-months because I can’t even grow E. In order to pass that, I had to be able to recite the FDA form number used as a part of new implantable medical device investigations. ” […] It’s now ~5 years after IRB and because of all of the headaches of getting the data to someone who isn’t faculty or a doctor, and who doesn’t have a 0k grant, I still don’t have my data. I’m sure we can get an IRB extension with a few more trees sacrificed.I used to work at an f MRI research center and also had to take the Don’t Be a Nazi course!