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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


On this day in 1817, the New York Stock exchange was founded. In recognition of this historic milestone, this week’s installment features articles on various aspects of the research industry, from relationships with corporate financiers, to maintaining positive public opinion. With so much to learn, we hope that you will invest some time in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup!

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Though there’s still snow on the ground across much of the country, baseball fans celebrated the start of Spring Training this week, signaling that warm weather is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get “ahead in the count” of your professional development, take a crack at this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.

Ethics of 2 U.S.-funded cancer studies in India questioned: Two separate U.S.-funded studies of cervical cancer in India are the subject of growing controversy. Researchers conducting the study neglected to screen members of the control group for cervical cancer and failed to obtain adequate informed consent [...] Read more


by Megan Hayes Mahoney, Visiting Digital Library Research Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) began work on a multi-year project designed to make ethics information and training resources readily accessible to those working in the fields of science and engineering. PRIM&R was honored to be a part of the effort, which was supported by a grant awarded to UIUC by the National Science Foundation (NSF). PRIM&R contributed encyclopedia entries for commonly used terms in human subjects and animal research, as well as a listing of exemplary research forms, policies, manuals, and checklists related [...] Read more


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so before you start stuffing turkeys and mashing potatoes, take a moment to check out this week’s Research Ethics Roundup. The latest installment of our biweekly series features articles on a range of issues, including recent debate over the use of newborn blood samples, challenges to improving research in Nigeria, and more.

A collective effort to save decades of research as the water rose: Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast last month, leaving a large portion of New York City underwater, without power, or both. The massive outpouring of support offered to researchers and institutions affected by the [...] Read more