Items Tagged ‘IRB’

August 13, 2018

Medical Research on Social Media: What and When to Post

By Audrey Laine Seymour, Senior Communications Specialist audreylaine

Medicine is one of the most regulated industries in the world, and it isn’t any wonder that physicians and scientists expect detailed guidelines for all aspects of their jobs! When it comes to social media, Mayo Clinic has guidelines for staff, but we haven’t developed tools to help researchers feel comfortable using social media to […]

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Tags: clinical trials, IRB, medical research, recruitment, research, Twitter

September 9, 2011

PatientsLikeMe: Connecting People, Conducting Human Subjects Research

By Matthew Katz, MD mattkatz

The promise of health-oriented social networks is to empower people and improve their health. PatientsLikeMe, an early leader in this field, also allows paying customers to learn from members’ online interactions. But it goes a step further by conducting its own human subjects research using the health information its members share. In addition to allowing […]

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Tags: IRB, PatientsLIkeMe, research

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