From a new report that indicates that the use of regulated animals in biomedical research is declining to an editorial arguing for the use of female mice in research, animal research takes center stage in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.
Conflicts of Interest on Institutional Review Boards Remain Problematic: A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that while there has been significant progress with respect to reporting and managing institutional review board (IRB) member conflict of interests, there is still more work to be done. Ed Silverman reports on the findings in this article from The Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot[...] Read more
It’s been four years since PRIM&R’s last Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference and, this November, we will host the 2015 SBER Conference in Boston, MA. As we get ready for this year’s event, let’s look back at topics discussed in 2011 to see how they have transformed and evolved over the years.
Issues around data sharing and privacy have been widely discussed in our community, but they’re not new; even back at the 2011 SBER Conference, these issues were important themes:
In his keynote address, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, PhD, Toshiba professor of media [...] Read more
By Marley Thrasher, director of education and professional development
Welcome to another installment of our featured member interviews where we introduce you to our members—individuals who work to advance ethical research on a daily basis. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how PRIM&R membership helps connect them to a larger community, and what goes on behind-the-scenes in their lives.
Today we'd like to introduce you to Rachel Zand, PhD, the newest member of PRIM&R's Education Committee, who is the director of the office of research ethics at the [...] Read more
As summer swings into full gear, be sure to take a break from the heat to delve into the research ethics news making headlines this month.
by Rebecca D. Armstrong, DVM, PhD, director of research subject protection, at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of PRIM&R’s Education Committee
In early June, I was invited to attend a multiday convention, The Asilomar Convention for Learning Research in Higher Education, co-hosted by Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to share [...] Read more