The Privacy Prism: Multiple Angles on the Personal Nature of Clinical Research

Clinical Researcher—March 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 3) MANAGING EDITOR’S MESSAGE Gary W. Cramer [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4017]   “[W]henever a conflict arises between privacy and accountability, people demand the former for themselves and the latter for everybody else.”—David Brin, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom?   Avid reader and watcher […]

Cybersecurity and Medical Devices—A Present-Day Futuristic Dilemma

Clinical Researcher—March 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 3) DEVICE DEVELOPMENTS Eric Distad [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4018]   When I think of cybersecurity, the images that come to mind are nefarious hackers trying to steal personal identification from credit companies, spies breaking into government data repositories as part of an elaborate espionage plot, or even Keanu Reeves plugging into […]

Introducing ACRP’s 2018 Class of Fellows

Being named a Fellow of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (FACRP) is a mark of distinction. Launched in 2017, the ACRP Fellowship program recognizes those who have made substantial contributions to the Association and the industry at large, as evidenced by: ACRP certification/ACRP education, leadership contributions to ACRP, and contributions to the field of clinical […]

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The Downside of Technology

Clinical Researcher—March 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 3) DATA-TECH CONNECT Paula Smailes, RN, MSN, CCRC, CCRP [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4015]   Are you distracted? I am. Almost all the time. On examination, it seems the biggest reason is that personally and professionally, technology is now too convenient. It’s mobile—I take it anywhere and everywhere, and it feels as […]

Transforming Energy into Action

Clinical Researcher—March 2018 (Volume 32, Issue 3) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Jim Kremidas [DOI: 10.14524/CR-18-4019]     To say clinical research is an industry whose time for change has come would be a vast understatement. From privacy regulations to informed consent parameters, from the professionalization of the workforce to the adoption of skills-based competencies, we’re surfing […]