This week’s Research Ethics Roundup reviews a Congressional hearing on reducing overhead payments for research oversight, highlights doctors’ arguments for saving the Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health (NIH), discusses legal challenges faced by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) over their decision to delay reposting animal welfare records, and outlines a proposal that allow human subjects to negotiate with the pharmaceutical industry on drug pricing issues.
House Science Panel Joins Trump in Questioning Research Overhead Payments
Jeffrey Mervis reports for Science on a recent Congressional hearing in which representatives reviewed the [...] Read more
By Megan Frame, membership manager
Welcome to another of our featured member interviews where we continue to introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. May is Member Appreciation Month at PRIM&R , and we will be featuring a new member interview every week! Please read on to learn about Haihong Zhang, PhD, coordinator of Peking University Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) in Beijing, China.
Megan Frame (MF): What's one specific challenge that you have faced during your career, and how did you overcome it?
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by Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager
There’s never a summer lull in science! Whether you are at the office basking in air conditioned glory or on vacation soaking up some rays, catch up with the latest news in research ethics by reading this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.
Do Clinical Trials Work?: In this New York Times op-ed piece, [...] Read more
by Megan Frame, membership coordinator
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we will continue to introduce you to more of our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Henry [...] Read more
Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come early this year, so to celebrate we’ve brought together the latest stories in the world of research ethics! In this Research Ethics Roundup installment, learn about burgeoning discussion of the use of placebos in developing countries, recent reports of government agencies funding redundant protocols, and much more!
Ethical controversy in human subjects research: The use of placebo as a control in clinical trials is typically considered unethical if an effective treatment for the condition under study already exists. However, in resource-scarce countries, individuals outside of clinical trials may not have access to those treatments. This blog post from Ruth [...] Read more