This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the ethical concerns surrounding "parachute research" and "outcome switching," India’s new regulatory scheme for academic clinical trials, and how animal welfare can be improved through telemetry. Read more
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In preparation for the 2016 IACUC Conference, we connected with Dr. Jeffrey Mogil to discuss his work and what prompted his interest in the study of pain. Read more
Global research issues take center stage in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup. Recently, the Chinese government announced new draft regulations on lab animal welfare. The results of the Ebola trials are being analyzed and French officials are launching an investigation after a fatal clinical trial.
Ebola's Thin Harvest: In this special report for Science, Jon Cohen and Martin Enserink report on the results of the Ebola clinical trials. They point out, "Never before had the disease affected enough people to allow researchers to test Ebola drugs and vaccines in a real-world setting." Unfortunately, the findings from many of these trials are unclear.
[On December 11], Buzzfeed broke a story reporting on the planned phase-out of on-site housing of monkeys at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Laboratory of Comparative Ethology in Poolesville, Maryland. As NICHD Director Constantine Stratakis outlined in an interview with Science News, the phase-out has been in the [...] Read more
From the progress in gene therapy for genetic retinal diseases to a survey that finds the majority of animal studies for drugs are not rigorous enough, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines some of the latest controversial issues occurring in research ethics.