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Apr2017

This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the New England Journal of Medicine’s (NEJM) editor-in-chief’s call for a new approach to sharing clinical trial data, how experts are trying to improve drug testing success rates by reviewing pre-clinical research assumptions, a National Academies committee’s call for a nongovernmental body to promote research integrity, and a new study that rebuts critics’ claims that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is slow to approve new drugs for the American market. Read more

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Apr2017

In my previous blog entry, I talked about how reducing administrative burden for IACUC professionals was a common thread running through many of the 2017 IACUC Conference (IACUC17) sessions I attended last month. Because administrative burden permeates every aspect of what we do, we often consider it part of the “30,000-foot view”. It is easy to get wrapped up in this all-encompassing topic—particularly for those of us in smaller institutions where IACUC duties are only one aspect of our jobs—but we still have to be mindful of the details. Thankfully, IACUC17 provided ample opportunities to focus not just on the big picture, but also on specific components of animal care and use programs. Read more

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Apr2017

This month’s question places you in the FDA commissioner’s seat: You are the Commissioner of the FDA. A friend has informed you of the following situation: Over 1,000 people with severe, refractive emphysema have banded together to test a drug that is approved for asthma but not emphysema. Participants “drew straws” to determine which of them would ask their physicians for a prescription. While the FDA has no authority over the practice of medicine, it does have authority over clinical studies that create generalizable knowledge. Read more

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Apr2017

PRIM&R's Poster Program is a highlight of our annual conferences, giving members of our community the chance to share their work with the larger research ethics community. As we approach this year's 2017 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER17) and the associated Poster Program, read from past authors what they enjoyed most about presenting at past AER Poster Programs. Read more

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Apr2017

This week’s Research Ethics Roundup reviews how experts think data sharing can be accelerated with data authorship attribution, how southern Africa’s San people are combatting exploitative research, the President’s plan for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, and a better way to transport laboratory mice. Read more

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