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Jan 22, 2019

MRCT Center Bioethics Collaborative: Impact of Social Media on Clinical Trial Integrity

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston, MA

Over the last decade, social media has emerged as a medium for conducting research, recruiting and engaging participants, and enabling participants to interact with each other online. The use of social media in clinical research carries many benefits—such as allowing valuable support mechanisms for participants who are often vulnerable—but it also carries risks. For example, it introduces the possibility that research participants will share information online in ways that permit themselves, other participants, and/or the research team to be unblinded to key aspects of the research data. At the January 22nd meeting of the MRCT Center Bioethics Collaborative, we will further explore these risks and we will work together to devise practical approaches by which investigators, sponsors, and regulatory authorities may mitigate them.

Please register for this event, or contact Emily Statham at estatham@bwh.harvard.edu for more information.