by Maeve Luthin, JD, Project Coordinator
It’s your favorite time of the week again! Take a few minutes to catch up with the research ethics world by reading through this edition of our Research Ethics Roundup.
US Regulator Plans to Declare Research Chimps Endangered: The US Fish and Wildlife Service Read more
On March 19, I was able to view the final plenary session of the 2013 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference in real time, by attending the conference’s Virtual Meeting; this session was an interactive simulation of an IACUC meeting, complete with fictional scenarios the audience could to respond to via a text-message voting process. Overall, the panel was dynamic and [...] Read more
by Susan Gilbert, Public Affairs and Communications Manager at The Hastings Center
A curious aspect of the debate over the use of animals in research is that the two “sides” see themselves as making different kinds of arguments when in fact they have some fundamental similarities. For example, a recent post in Ampersand discussed the line between emotions and fact in debates over the use of animals in research. It referred to the keynote speech given by Allyson Bennett, PhD, at the 2013 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference[...] Read more
by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator
What do you picture when you think of animal research? What has shaped that image? More likely than not, the public discourse surrounding animal research has had an impact.
Ever since the story of Pepper the Dalmatian was featured in Sports Illustrated in 1965, powerful imagery has accompanied the [...] Read more
by Elisa Hurley, PhD, Education Director
Although some might argue that I’m biased, one of the things that I think is most special about PRIM&R as an organization is its desire always to acknowledge and respect the incredibly rich and varied history of the research ethics field.
PRIM&R’s conviction that honoring the field’s past is crucial to the field’s future was evident yesterday, [...] Read more