The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has a site license for faculty, staff, and students to use the Qualtrics Survey Research Suite, a Web-based survey and data analysis service. Qualtrics is a powerful online survey which allows unlimited surveys and survey responses annually. The UNH license includes offline survey use with tablets or smartphone devices.
A recent post on the Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research’s Ampersand blog focused on massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the implications of conducting research on participants’ experiences in these courses. The purpose of the June 2014 Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education was to "specify the ethical challenges and obligations that accompa
Facebook’s 2012 study that involved altering the news feed of approximately 690,000 randomly selected users without their consent has caused quite a stir. The results were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which then issued an Expression of Concern about the study. Articles in the Atlantic and
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) will pilot weekly “Ask the IRB” sessions in the Fall 2013 semester. One or more IRB members will host these sessions each Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Dimond Library Room 352, starting September 4 (there will be no session on November 27).
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) has revised its application materials (dated August 2013). They are available in Word and RTF versions at http://www.unh.edu/research/human-subjects. (A fillable PDF will be available soon.) The IRB requests that researchers discard all prior versions, and use the new materials when submitting future applications.