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Research Compliance: Intellectual Property—Protecting Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

Among the enumerated powers granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution is the power to “promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”1 Intellectual property rights balance the incentive for innovative thought and creative expression […]

Key Considerations for Social Media Recruitment Platforms

Through a variety of social media platforms, the Internet offers access to a relatively large and untapped pool of potential clinical trial participants. The Pew Research Center’s January 2013 survey on Internet & American Life concluded that 72% of adults have searched for health-related information at least once during the past year.1 In the context […]