This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on new developments in primate and lab mice research, the replication problems arising in cancer research, and why the research community is embracing "open science" for researching the Zika virus. (more…) Read more
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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) decision to host a workshop on using monkeys in research, a new BMJ study on academic institutions that are not reporting to ClinicalTrials.gov, and two editorials on government initiatives in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Safety First: In this editorial, Nature states their concern that some federal departments have still not complied with a Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues’ request that basic data about departmental work with human subjects be publicly available. Nature [...] Read more
Understanding what research is, what it means, and how chimpanzees are cared for in captive settings matters to decisions, the animals, public interests, and preventing unintended consequences.
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Ongoing decisions and news coverage about US chimpanzee research have provoked continuing debate and raised questions about the best course [...] Read more
From major developments in the animal research field to the new proposed changes to the Common Rule, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines new ethical concerns in a changing research landscape.
NIH to Retire All Research Chimpanzees: NIH will send their research chimpanzees to sanctuaries and will begin to phase out their support for research on chimpanzees that they do not own. NIH’s director, Francis Collins, said NIH decided to end their chimpanzee research program because the need for research on chimpanzees had declined [...] Read more
From the ban of biomedical testing on captive chimpanzees to the first published results of an international "basket study," this week’s Research Ethics Roundup offers a glimpse into topics that affect both human subjects and animal care and use.
Giant Study Poses DNA Data-Sharing Dilemma: The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) working group is set to release a project plan this fall, which is expected to outline how much data will be returned to [...] Read more