This edition of Research Ethics Roundup covers overdue trial results and ClinicalTrials.gov, increasing use of hybrid trials, reproducibility issues in cancer studies, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's #MeToo moment. Read more
I recently screened for a clinical trial in which the consent form indicated that the product might make me feel "fizzy." I knew it meant to say dizzy, but I continue to enjoy the thought of how delightful it must be to feel fizzy! We don't usually think of the emerging threat of typos and bad grammar as a human subjects issue, but here’s why we should. Read more
In this edition of Research Ethics Reading List, we feature books on HIV/AIDS and research. (Book description copy comes courtesy of each book’s publisher or author website where possible.) Are there books related to HIV/AIDS and research ethics that you want to share? Tell us about them in the comments!
Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge (1998)
I am often asked what I do for a living. My very limited response is research compliance. I was never taught how to effectively communicate the importance of animal research and its compliance to a non-scientist. To ease this nagging feeling of neglect, I set out to find resources and opportunities to learn more about how to effectively communicate about science and my role as a research animal welfare advocate. Read more
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we are highlighting a few of the significant contributions that Native communities have made to research, as well as describing some of the atrocities that have occurred against Native communities within the research enterprise. Recognizing these positive and challenging moments is an important step toward building our collective understanding and ensuring the pursuit of ethical research with AI/AN individuals, Tribal Nations, and communities. Read more
I like to joke that I've been on "all sides of the research endeavor." I've done bench science, social science, and research administration. While I've been involved in research ethics in various capacities over the years, this will be my first chance to attend (albeit virtually) PRIM&R's Advancing Ethical Research Conference, and I couldn't be more excited to have the chance to write about it as part of the Blog Squad. Read more