This week’s Research Ethics Roundup looks at how researchers can learn about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from living mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, why scientists are increasingly providing research primates with cage-mates, how research misconduct is handled in Canada, and the argument for more Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of stem-cell clinics. Read more
TAG ARCHIVES FOR research misconduct
In May, PRIM&R hosted the webinar Introduction to Research Misconduct for IACUC, IRB, and IBC Professionals. This webinar provided foundational knowledge in research misconduct for regulatory professionals who work in the human subjects protections and animal care and use fields. After the webinar, one of the presenters, Jim Kroll, PhD, responded to some of the attendee questions that time didn’t permit us to answer live. We’re pleased to share those answers with the readers of Ampersand. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights ethical issues related to clinical trials studying the psychedelics, as well as moves toward making research more efficient, innovative, and transparent.
The Trip Treatment: Author and journalist Michael Pollan reports on the reemergence of research on psychedelics. In this article from The New Yorker, Pollan shares stories of participants and their experiences in clinical trials studying the psychedelic psilocybin.
by David R. Van Houten, MS, Research Integrity Advocate
PRIM&R is pleased to introduce another member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad for the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. The Blog Squad is composed of PRIM&R members who will blog here, on Ampersand, about the conference to give our readers an inside [...] 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.