Monday, November 9, 2015
Ongoing concerns about clinical trial participants’ lack of understanding of the Informed Consent process has prompted Icon to sponsor a series of research projects at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to find better ways to improve comprehension, including the use of multimedia tools and advances in behavioral decision research.
A federal report calls for $4.5 billion in funding for brain research over the next 12 years. The long-term scientific vision of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative was presented to NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., by his Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD). Collins accepted the recommendations, calling the report bold and game changing.
BioClinica, a global CRO specializing in technology-enhanced solutions for clinical trials, announced the successful completion of the first phase of a big data research project to develop novel algorithms for the automated analysis of medical images in clinical trials. This work was made possible by a strategic partnership with the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics (CDDA), a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored cooperative research center focused on developing scalable methods for handling large amounts of complex industry-related data.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $25 million to establish a Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The center is one of three new research centers funded this year through NSF’s Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships program.