We read a recent post on The Research Ethics Blog that reminds IRB professionals to consider the positive impact of research conducted by multibillion dollar companies. Author Nancy Walton reminds IRB members not to over-focus on the risks of research at the expense of adequate consideration of the potential benefits:
- “As research ethics board members, we tend to be inundated with negative stories that are often fraught with problems, wrongdoing, and concerns. Realistically, it is our job to look at research with a critical eye. Nevertheless, this story reminds me of the excitement, the possibility, and promise of research, and why it’s so satisfying to be a collaborative and integral part of the facilitation of research.”
Read the entire post here.