National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15. We would like to honor this month by featuring some resources (from PRIM&R and from other organizations) that highlight the importance of the inclusion of the Latinx community in clinical research. Read more


For research oversight committees, there is a certain appeal to using casuistry as a method, which is why I think we often end up there, even if we start from a more abstract point like the Belmont principles. Casuistry is an intuitive, somewhat concrete way —at least as far as ethics goes— of thinking about problems. When it comes to philosophical instruction (and often limited time to engage in abstract thinking for its own sake), casuistry can provide a nice nexus point between the abstract principles and policies and the practical decisions being made. Read more


Research noncompliance occurs when researchers (intentionally or unintentionally) fail to comply with established regulations, policies, and/or committee-approved research protocols. Noncompliance comes in many forms. It is study-specific and not always identified by IRBs and IACUCs in the same manner.  Some instances of noncompliance may be discovered through post-approval monitoring activities, while others come to the committees via whistleblowers, or reports submitted by the researchers themselves.  Whatever the case, committees must decide what happens after noncompliance has been identified. Read more