TAG ARCHIVES FOR Belmont Report

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May2021

Guest blogger Anthony Peña discusses SACHRP's work to expand upon the role of justice in the Belmont Report. SACHRP’s task is to identify where holes exist in the ethical framework and regulations, and comment on what is needed to respond. Underscored by current events, this is overdue work that needs to result in rapid updates to IRB discourse and operations. Read more

1
Apr2021

On February 25 of this year, we lost a giant in the research ethics field, a beloved member of the PRIM&R family, and a genuine force of nature, Robert J. Levine, MD. It’s hard to overstate Bob’s influence on research ethics; a blog post can hardly do justice to his many accomplishments and contributions, let alone his wonderful sense of humor, dedication to mentorship and teaching, love of life, and all-around humanity. Bob’s immense influence and impact on the field of research ethics will live on through his scholarship; his wisdom and deep commitment to ethics will live on through the many students, scholars, scientists, and colleagues he mentored over the years. And his warmth, generosity, and humility will live on in the hearts of all who had the great privilege to know him. Read more

22
Feb2021

PRIM&R is excited to announce the publication of the third edition of Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, the leading textbook on IRB administration. This comprehensive update incorporates the many changes in the research landscape since the previous edition, and represents the work over 180 individuals who share a common goal of advancing ethical research contributed their time and wisdom to creation of this book, comprising 90 chapters and 13 distinct topical sections. Read more

19
Jan2021

Last year, Heather H. Pierce, JD, MPH and I shared some thoughts about the Belmont Report at 40, and about the evolution and flexibility of the Belmont principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice in the face of changing circumstances. As we leave behind the extraordinary year of 2020, I have been thinking about how the pandemic, together with the Black Lives Matter social justice movement, has shone new, and I would say welcome, light on the principle of justice in research. Read more

3
Nov2020

Amid both promising and worrying signs in the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, and in the context of a considerable amount of scrutiny of medical research, some researchers, ethicists, and advocates are working to make sure science doesn’t lose sight of a critical issue: diversity in the clinical trial participant pool. The distribution of research benefits to participants—and the consideration of race in subject selection—is tightly woven into the Belmont Report and has been a mainstay in research ethics discussion ever since. But despite the decades-long consideration of race and ethnicity in clinical trials, many trials still don’t enroll populations that reflect the diversity of the general populace or the group affected by the condition being studied. Read more