Perhaps you’ve already read – on your Facebook News Feed, no doubt – about Facebook’s recent mood experiment. Not to worry—this post has no hidden motive. We’re just pleased to be able to share recent headlines from around the research ethics world with you.
Everything We Know about Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment: Following the publication of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...] Read more
On October 24, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Protecting Human Subjects in Qualitative Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs and Researchers. Julie Simpson, PhD, director of research integrity services at the University of New Hampshire led the webinar while Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, education director at PRIM&R, served as the moderator.
Following the webinar, we connected with Dr. Simpson, and she kindly answered a few more questions that came in from webinar participants, exclusively for Ampersand.
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by Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, Education Director
The portrayal of research in popular media can offer considerable insight. To reflect on some of the lessons offered, PRIM&R staff have spent the summer reading and watching books, movies, and television shows that have generated conversation and debate around issues related to research ethics. Over the next several weeks, they will share their reflections here, so join us as [...] Read more
by Dahron Johnson
Dahron Johnson has worked as the Chaplain for HighPoint Hospice in Gallatin, TN, as well as serving two and a half years as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education chaplain resident and intern at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Tennessee Valley Health System’s Nashville campus. He continues to serve at the latter as a community member on the IRB, and is involved with other area ethics roundtables.<[...] Read more
by Julie Fine, Legal Specialist, Legal Division, Pfizer Inc. (Please note: The views presented here are my own and do not reflect positions or policies of Pfizer.)
In the weeks following the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference, what has lingered with me most has been the keynote speech on mental illness and stigma by Elyn Saks, JD, PhD. She discussed how [...] Read more