You are a member of an IRB reviewing a Phase 2 study for cardozamine, a new drug for treating stress. One of the exclusion criteria in the protocol is: “Educated or employed as an attorney.” The cover letter on the application explains that the study sponsor has been sued on three occasions by attorneys who were study subjects, and does not want it to happen again. You have no other information to make your decision and no clever way to dodge it. Read more
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by Maeve Luthin, JD, Project Coordinator
It’s your favorite time of the week again! Take a few minutes to catch up with the research ethics world by reading through this edition of our Research Ethics Roundup.
US Regulator Plans to Declare Research Chimps Endangered: The US Fish and Wildlife Service Read more
by Megan Frame, Membership Coordinator
Today we’d like to introduce you to Susan “Sue” Fish, PharmD, MPH, who serves as chair of PRIM&R’s Membership Committee and as a member of the Diversity Advisory Group. She is also the secretary of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors and co-chairs the Poster Abstract Sub-Committee for the Read more
by Joan Rachlin, Executive Director
Today marks one month since the heartbreaking and horrific Marathon bombings here in Boston. Some things in the city remain unchanged: the ubiquitous springtime walks for worthy charities and important organizations are taking place—safely—each weekend, U-Haul and Budget trucks clog the streets in neighborhoods with high student density as college kids decamp for home and/or jobs elsewhere, and white sails are starting to dot the Charles River.
A lot of things are different, though, from that bright Marathon-morning when the trees were still bare, and excitement and energy were in [...] Read more
Professionals engaged in the protection of human and animal subjects felt the tides of change in 2011: The Department of Health and Human Services proposed an overhaul to the regulations governing human subjects protections. Across the country, people provided feedback and comments on the proposed change; the animal care and use community reacted when the National Institutes [...] Read more