Suffering from a little campaign fatigue? Turn off the television and check out this week’s Research Ethics Roundup! This edition features stories on a whistle-blowing principal investigator, preparing for sequestration, and the candidates’ views on science (sorry, we couldn’t resist!).

World science academies release report to promote research integrity: The InterAcademy Council (IAC) and IAP, the global network of science academies, have issued a new report on responsible science. The [...] Read more


by Mindy Reeter

It’s that time again. No, not tax time, but institutional review board (IRB) budget-writing time! My university’s fiscal year begins July 1, and preparation always starts early.

As a community IRB, we are supported financially by community partners. Many years ago, when the research volume was much less, such support came at a standard flat rate. In 2006, however, the need for a new way to calculate the cost for services became apparent as the research volume fluctuated among each partner,.

That year, we [...] Read more