27
Jul2022

This month’s Research Ethics Roundup covers the reportage of the PHS Study of Untreated Syphilis, considering the ethics of research on insects, multiple perspectives on patient engagement in clinical trials, and the challenges of developing drugs for ultrarare diseases. Read more

22
Jul2022

We urge funders, study sponsors, researchers, ethicists, research leaders, accountants, and other stakeholders involved in decision-making regarding payments to Community Advisory Board (CAB) members to view CAB members as experiential experts whose time is valuable and whose contributions to science have long been undervalued. Valuing and paying CAB members can help operationalize trustworthiness, ethics, justice, equity, and fairness in the research process. The notion of CAB member involvement needs to be urgently reconsidered if we aim to work for full and representative inclusion and critical equity. Read more

14
Jul2022

When we talk about AI research, we are mainly talking about research that seeks to develop tools that will replace human decision-making. The development of AI typically involves the collection and use of huge amounts of data to train an algorithm to make decisions or predictions within some domain. While there may be risks to people whose data are included in the large data sets used to train algorithms, the most salient and serious risk of harm in AI research is to those on whom the AI is applied in the real world. Read more

30
Jun2022

The three largest concerns around the ethics of AI/ML in artificial intelligence human subject research are explainability, identifiability, and algorithmic bias. It is imperative that IRBs understand the AI/ML’s explainability in order to fulfill their responsibility of adequately assessing the risk-benefit ratio in AIHSR. Read more

23
Jun2022

In recognition of Pride Month, we'd like to highlight some resources—both from PRIM&R and from other organizations—that explore the importance of recognizing and including LGBTQIA+ people in research, strategies for reviewing LGBTQIA-specific research, and the unique ethical considerations for research with LGBTQIA+ populations (particularly children and youth). Read more