Mobile app research is growing in both medical and social-behavioral-educational fields of research. For example, bedside apps are being studied to see how they can improve consent during childbirth. It’s important that app researchers and IRBs are aware of important research issues involving mobile apps.
CITI Program’s Mobile Apps and Human Subjects Research module discusses the ethical issues associated with mobile apps in research and gives practical advice. It is part of our Human Subjects Research (HSR) courses and is available to subscribing organizations for no additional fee. It was authored by experts in the research and regulatory field, including Elizabeth Buchanan, Michele Russell-Einhorn, Mitchell Parrish, and Kindra Cooper.