Navigation Links
ONR system selected to help DoD track human subjects studies
Date:8/6/2012

ARLINGTON, Va.A Web-based application developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will form the basis of the nation's first Defense Department-wide system to track and manage human subject studies funded by the federal government, officials announced Aug. 6.

The Protections in Research, Oversight Management Information System (PROMIS) is a tool that allows command research protections staff members to submit human research protocolsplans that detail studies involving humansas well as other documentation for review by Navy and Marine Corps research compliance specialists.

Subsequently, users can track and manage their studies using the Microsoft SharePoint-based system.

"The nation expects more accountability for research involving human subjects," said Dr. Timothy Singer, director of the research protections division in ONR's Warfighter Performance Department. "PROMIS offers a way for the entire Department of Defense [DoD] to gain greater insight into protocol submissions and offer better tools with which to manage active projects and the reporting of current and historical research."

The Department of the Navy (DoN) conducts studies with human subjects to support warfighter training and operational capability as well as the naval medical department's competency.

The Research Protections division, a component of the Navy's Office of Research Protections, is responsible for overseeing investigations involving human subjects conducted by Navy and Marine Corps operational forces and non-operational commands. It also monitors Navy-sponsored experiments by non-governmental institutions, such as universities and contractors.

DoD employs a number of database tools to track its research programs, such as the electronic Institutional Review Board (eIRB) management system, which has been a preferred application within the military health system to document protocols.

However, a December 2011 report by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues found the government lacked a centralized database to track experiments.

In early July, Navy Deputy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Michael Mittelman and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Force Health Protection and Readiness Dr. George Peach Taylor Jr. signed a Memorandum of Record designating PROMIS as the baseline for the future DoD system.

As plans are laid out to migrate selected eIRB functions into one consolidated system, ONR is developing enhancements to PROMIS so it can function as a unified platform to serve needs across the DoD's user community.

"PROMIS gives a near real-time, in-depth view of protocols," said Dr. Andy Jones, deputy director of the Research Protections division. "As the basis of the DoD-wide system, PROMIS will enable a wide cross-section of users, from principal investigators to departmental leaders, to monitor and manage projects and ensure that research is in compliance with regulations."

The system is currently employed by 16 DoD commands15 Navy and 1 Armythat oversee or conduct research with human subjects. The Research Protections division is training personnel in its use at additional commands.


'/>"/>

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrcsc@onr.navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic Health System receives grant to improve rural health care
2. Mouse With Human-Like Immune System Could Advance AIDS Research
3. Decline of immune system with aging may have a genetic cause
4. Aging Boomers Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report
5. PMIC Announces Release of New CDT 2013 Dental Procedure Coding System
6. Poor Sleep Affects Immune System Much Like Physical Stress
7. QuickMedical® Offers The WaveSense Blood Glucose Monitoring System
8. AFTS Labs Partners With Physicians To Complement NY's Mandated I-STOP Tracking System For Pain Pill Prescriptions: A Recipe For A Safer Community
9. Sleep deprivation effect on the immune system mirrors physical stress
10. Nurse Alert Senior Medical Alert System Announces Solution for Seniors to Help Reduce Medical Costs
11. Fitness 4 Home Online Introduces the Saber Strength Adjustable Weight Systems
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... the Open Enrollment Period (or Annual Election Period), is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare ... plan (Part C) or prescription drug plan (Part D) need to make changes during ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... With the ... through rehabilitation of an injury, patients must find the one that works for them. ... pain, he created a machine that worked and decided to share it with others. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Beverly Hills, California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide to America’s Top ... professionals based on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and professional associations. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... of "Cardiovascular Health" in USA Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, ... while maintaining fulfilling lives. “We are prolonging life 6 years in the last ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Honolulu, Hawaii (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 ... ... 3, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, ... (CME) in the field of pain management. , The demand for supplemental ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)...  LifeVac, the revolutionary device that has successfully rescued ... Training and Support Services (ERTSS) training programs. ... part of the ERTSS mission to save lives," said ... "Having an established network of expert trainers demonstrating how ... our efforts to spread LifeVac,s message that choking deaths ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ATLANTA , Dec. 2, 2016 Quantum ... screening and expert radiologist interpretation directly to women at ... partners with corporations, such as Delta Air Lines and ... cancer screening as a component of wellness initiatives. ... women of SunTrust. It enables them to have a ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Va. , Dec. 2, 2016  The ... by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), ... organizations can better address the opioid addiction crisis, ... Assisted Therapies (MAT). ATAG,s newly released ... Improving Access to Naloxone," addresses many issues around ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: