This week’s Research Ethics Roundup explores how a disastrous French clinical trial is leading to calls for improved data sharing, new National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements for biomedical research, and the NIH’s prediction on when a Zika vaccine may go to trial are also highlighted. (more…)Read more
Putting Theory Into Practice: An Interview with Bernie RollinTags:
PRIM&R is delighted to welcome Bernard E. Rollin, PhD, as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research Ethics and keynote speaker at the upcoming 2016 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference (IACUC16). In preparation for the conference, we connected with Dr. Rollin to discuss his work and the changes he has seen in the field of animal ethics. Read more
Building a Career in the IACUC World: An Interview with Paula PortalatinTags:
Welcome to the latest installment of our member feature interviews, which seek to highlight PRIM&R members who are working to advance ethical research in their daily lives. Read on to learn about Paula Portalatin, a post award staff associate at the University of Maine, in Orono, ME.
PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Paula Portalatin (PP): In 2003, I started working as an animal caretaker at a small institution and by 2008, I was working as [...] Read more
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has since generated controversy among many researchers and ethicists, ultimately raising uncertainty with regard to the future of human subjects protections. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights how the "moonshot" initiative could lead to changes in clinical trial participation and how studying dogs’ DNA profiles may lead to advances in psychiatric research for humans. Read more
Researching the Most Prevalent Human Health Problem: An Interview with Jeffrey MogilTags:
In preparation for the 2016 IACUC Conference, we connected with Dr. Jeffrey Mogil to discuss his work and what prompted his interest in the study of pain. Read more