On April 13, 2016, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Familiar Faces: Addressing the Challenge of Simultaneous and Sequential Study Enrollment, presented by Stephanie Collins Reed, PhD, CIP and Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP.
This webinar defined and estimated the prevalence of simultaneous and sequential study enrollment across the research enterprise, discussed best practices for IRBs and investigators, and provided considerations for policy development. (more…) Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on the ethical arguments for conducting Zika research on pregnant women, Public Citizen’s challenge of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) redaction policy, and the official investigation on why a phase I trial in France left one dead. (more…) Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the ethical concerns surrounding "parachute research" and "outcome switching," India’s new regulatory scheme for academic clinical trials, and how animal welfare can be improved through telemetry. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights how the "moonshot" initiative could lead to changes in clinical trial participation and how studying dogs’ DNA profiles may lead to advances in psychiatric research for humans. Read more
Global research issues take center stage in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup. Recently, the Chinese government announced new draft regulations on lab animal welfare. The results of the Ebola trials are being analyzed and French officials are launching an investigation after a fatal clinical trial.
Ebola's Thin Harvest: In this special report for Science, Jon Cohen and Martin Enserink report on the results of the Ebola clinical trials. They point out, "Never before had the disease affected enough people to allow researchers to test Ebola drugs and vaccines in a real-world setting." Unfortunately, the findings from many of these trials are unclear.