This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the ethical concerns surrounding "parachute research" and "outcome switching," India’s new regulatory scheme for academic clinical trials, and how animal welfare can be improved through telemetry. Read more
From the Director: Welcome PRIM&R’s New Director of Programs, Sharon ShriverTags:
On March 7, PRIM&R welcomed Sharon Shriver, PhD, as its new director of programs. I sat down with Sharon during PRIM&R’s 2016 IACUC Conference to discuss her background, what she finds most exciting and challenging about the research ethics and oversight field, and her immediate priorities at PRIM&R. Read more
A First-Time Attendee at the NWABR ConferenceTags:
During the morning of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) Regional Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference, I attended an intriguing session on the topic of compassion fatigue. Having worked in private veterinary practice and being a family caregiver for a number of years, I felt quite familiar with this topic. After joining the field of animal research, I became reacquainted with it from a new perspective. As a vet tech/training coordinator, and later as a facility supervisor, it was often a subject of discussion with research students and the animal care teams. Read more
A First Time Attendee to Essentials of IACUC AdministrationTags:
The pre-conference programs were a great start to the 2016 IACUC Conference. Essentials of IACUC Administration—Intensive was indeed an intensive session. In the next two months, I will be assuming the administration duties of my home institution’s IACUC protocol review, and there were a number of modules from this program relevant to my transition.
What are some of the tools I was able to pick up?
- While each institution is unique, and will each have their own specific policies, several policies were recommended to the audience. The best umbrella policy for every institution is to [...] Read more
NPRM Symposium: Consent and Consistency in the NPRMTags:
This piece, which originally appeared on the Petrie-Flom Center's Bill of Health blog, was written by Luke Gelinas, and has been reposted with permission.
1. Interpreting the proposed consent requirement
One of the most discussed and controversial aspects of the Department of Health and Human Services’ recent notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM), which stands to change the federal regulations [...] Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines new findings from the FDA on juvenile animal studies for pediatric clinical development, the research community’s response to Apple’s ResearchKit, and why experts think more funding is needed for tuberculosis research. Read more