Today is the 40th anniversary of the Belmont Report, the foundational document on which our federal oversight system for human subjects research is based. This milestone warrants a pause in our busy day to reflect on its impact and its legacy. Read more
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On April 18, 1979, the Belmont Report was first published in the Federal Register. Thirty-six years isn't that long in the grand scheme of things, but it is effectively the lifetime of the research ethics field, formally beginning as it did with the publication of the Belmont Report. We were curious how the application of the principles contained in the report has changed over that time, so we reached out to a few past PRIM&R Blog Squad members to get their thoughts.
We asked: How do you think people's understanding of the [...] Read more
by Meryn Robinson, education and membership services, and Avery Avrakotos, education and policy manager
Since its founding in 1974, PRIM&R’s highest priority has been to provide those charged with ensuring research protections, as well as those involved in the design and implementation of research protocols, with the education, practical tools, and cutting-edge strategies needed for their work protecting subjects. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are reflecting upon four decades of connecting and protecting and recounting some of the events that have shaped the field’s rich history in our 40 Years of Research Ethics series.
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by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director
The eight days since Nelson Mandela’s death on December 5 have been among the most inspiring of my life. The words and images that have poured forth from South Africa have caused me to experience several “driveway moments” (Read more