After a brief hiatus for PRIM&R’s 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, Research Ethics Roundup is back. During this season of giving thanks, we are grateful for all our loyal readers who are committed to staying up-to-date on the latest research and research ethics news. Before you head off to enjoy time with family and friends, be sure to take in a few of the latest stories from the field:
by Alice Dreger, PhD, Professor of Clinical Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
The heated debate about the National Institutes of Health- (NIH-) funded Surfactant Positive Airway Pressure and Pulse Oximetry Trial (SUPPORT) continued on October 27 in Atlanta at the annual [...] Read more
By Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager
Last week, the US federal government shutdown was suspended, and a temporary spending measure that guarantees operations funding through January 15 was signed into law. As government employees return to work, the effect of the shutdown is the subject of much discussion in the news. Discover the potential impact of the shutdown for biomedical research and more in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.
by Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager
Hopkins, UMD Await Word on Grant Funding Key in Medical Treatment Discoveries: In June, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report detailing recommendations to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding its administration of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, including that it should consolidate program leadership, establish clearer evaluation standards for applications, and encourage collaborating among participating institutions. CTSA decisions are expected in September. Now, institutions are waiting to see how the report will affect their funding.
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