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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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights how the "moonshot" initiative could lead to changes in clinical trial participation and how studying dogs’ DNA profiles may lead to advances in psychiatric research for humans. 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.
From a study on the lack of racial diversity in clinical research to appeals for improved clinical trial reporting, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup looks at new policy concerns for the research community.
1. Why Social Media Needs to Have a Code of Ethics for Clinical Research: In this opinion piece for CIO Magazine, Eric Swirsky argues that the clinical research community needs to develop detailed research guidelines for research done with social media data. He points out that social media users may not fully [...] Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup looks at several controversial issues emerging in the medical research field including whether clinical trials should be conducted on the use of psychiatric medications in infants.