India plans to reform oversight of medical research, while Harvard University agrees to restructure their Primate Center. Learn about these changes and more in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup!
Testing what we think we know: This opinion piece from The New York Times posits that researchers ought to spend less time investigating novel technologies, and more time evaluating whether standard treatments are actually effective and efficient.
India shakes up rules on clinical trials: In an effort to increase ethical oversight in Indian clinical trials, regulators have released detailed proposals on planned reforms. Proposed changes aim to encourage safe and innovative research.
Panel recommends changes at Harvard Primate Center: An independent panel of scientists and veterinarians enlisted by Harvard Medical School to review its troubled primate research facility in Southborough—the New England Primate Research Center—is recommending that new leadership positions be created and a committee be formed to assure animal safety and foster closer ties with the medical school.
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