TAG ARCHIVES FOR conflicts of interest


by Anne Meade, MS, PMP, Senior Manager for Website and Social Media  

For its February Question of the Month, PRIM&R’s People & Perspectives  program wants to know why you think collaboration is important.

Need inspiration? One thing to consider is how you approach conflicts of interest at your organization. Can you consider these as opportunities for convergence, as opposed to simply conflicts of interest? Instead of seeing a conflict of interest as a means of discontinuing research, take it as an opportunity to collaborate to execute the research.

For [...] Read more


Accomplished physician, professor, and scholar Arnold “Bud” Relman, MD, passed away on June 17, his 91st birthday. A longtime skeptic of for-profit health care, Dr. Relman is best known for having led The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for more than 13 years, serving as editor from 1977 to 1990. Throughout his career, Dr. Relman served as an influential voice in medicine and research, encouraging Americans to be cognizant of rising health care costs and the need for a more standardized system of health insurance.

Dr. Relman, who was originally from Queens, NY, received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. [...] Read more


by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director

Among the many topics that will be presented and discussed at the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference is the ubiquitous issue of data transparency. Some of the most hotly debated questions making the research ethics rounds include who should interpret, distribute, review, and receive data, and with good reason. From WikiLeaks to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers, and all other manner and [...] Read more


On this day in 1817, the New York Stock exchange was founded. In recognition of this historic milestone, this week’s installment features articles on various aspects of the research industry, from relationships with corporate financiers, to maintaining positive public opinion. With so much to learn, we hope that you will invest some time in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup!

Herbalife cozies up [...] Read more


by Avery Avrakotos, education and policy coordinator

The poster presentations for the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference will soon be announced. To help tide you over while you wait to explore the latest innovations in human subjects protections at the 2012 AER Conference, I sat down with Mike Linke who participated in the poster presentations at the 2011 AER Conference.