|by Sharon J. Glazer, MPH, Editor, Academics@Baystate newsletter | January 01, 2012
Karen Christianson RN, BSN, CCRP and the Baystate Human Research Protection Program were presented with IRBNet's Ethics in Human Subject Protection Award at the PRIM&R conference on December 3, 2011.
IRBNet, a widely-used electronic solution for managing research compliance, presents the award to the individual and institution that embody excellence in the human subjects protection field. Criteria include efficient and effective processing of human subject research oversight, cultivation of a culture of research ethics, commitment to drive change, and contribution to excellence in the field.
In giving the award, IRBNet noted that Baystate rebounded from a major research misconduct event to become a "premier research organization, exhibiting exceptional performance improvement in key research oversight measures such as a 41% increase of efficiency during IRB reviews and a 35% reduction in investigator errors." (Read entire press release on WSJ's MarketWatch site.)
This article was published in the January 2012 Academics@Baystate newsletter.