BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winners of the 2007
Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection were announced today by
Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement
-- University of Kentucky (UK), for its best practice, Online Clinical
Trials Principal Investigator Self Assessment Form. This form is
designed to educate the University's researchers on the mechanisms by
which human subjects are protected. The self-assessment provides
researchers an opportunity to improve human research protections
performance of their own accord. The result of the self-assessment also
provides useful information to the UK Office of Research Integrity
(ORI) for identifying needed education/training initiatives for
researchers, their staff, UK ORI staff, and Institutional Review Board
-- Washington University, for its innovation, Internet Research Guideline.
This guideline is designed for researchers and Institutional Review
Board members. It provides information on the ethical considerations
and concerns associated with research conducted via the Internet.
"The award programs offer a way to gain positive recognition for excellence in the field of human research protection," said Dr. Goldschmidt. "This year's winners continue the high standard in best practices and innovations that have been submitted for an award since the program began."
Awards are given for demonstrated excellence in promoting the well
being of people who participate in research. The Health Improvement
Institute created this awards program. The Office of Human Research
Protection was the founding sponsor of the awards program. Judges and
Committee and Award Advisory Board members are volunteers. This year's
judges were drawn from provider, research review and legal/consulting
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