This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on three different legal actions: one of the largest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) penalties in history is being issued over Animal Welfare Act violations; ACLU’s complaint against Myriad Genetics; and OkCupid’s legal actions after a dataset was controversially released by a researcher. Read more
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It really is amazing how quickly time flies. When I think of attending PRIM&R’s 2016 IACUC Conference, it seems like just yesterday. Upon returning to my daily routine, I opened my toolbox of knowledge and have yet to close it. Many of the tools I had gathered are being implemented daily. Here are some examples. (more…) Read more
This piece, which originally appeared on Colorado State University's SOURCE, was written Mary Guiden and has been reposted with permission.
He has a Great Dane named Molly and a stocky pit bull named King. His friends describe him as extremely intelligent and sometimes combative, though they also add that he’s kind, caring, honest, passionate and thoughtful.
These qualities and characteristics have helped make Bernard Rollin, Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, the scholar and bioethics expert that he is today. They’ve also placed him at the top of the list to receive career-defining awards. Read more
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
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Identifying and Preventing Distress in Laboratory Animals, which was presented by Mollie A. Bloomsmith, PhD, and Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM.
Stress and distress can negatively impact the welfare of laboratory animals and have adverse consequences for research. Minimizing distress in animals is mandated by federal regulations and remains an ethical obligation for research and compliance staff. To take measures to minimize distress, it is essential to understand its causes and manifestations among the various species of laboratory animals.
This webinar provided strategies for detecting signs of distress, identifying research procedures likely to lead to distress, and understanding [...] Read more