Past disregard for human rights in studies such as the Tuskegee experiment, has left some individuals (rightly so) with an inherit distrust of the clinical research process. Over time, increased regulatory oversight of the clinical research environment was put into effect to protect those who participate in research, particularly those who might be more vulnerable. But sometimes the regulations don’t keep up with developments in the modern research enterprise. Read more
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Fall is now upon us, and with fall comes the fall Certified IRB Professional (CIP) exam season and the Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. For those who took the exam, for the first time or to re-certify, I hope the process was rewarding and meaningful! For those of you who attended AER17, I hope you found it as exciting and useful as I did. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup looks at the first known US-based attempt of changing the DNA of embryos with CRISPR, the results of a large-scale wellness study, why researchers are challenging the notion that pregnant women are a “vulnerable” research population, and why European researchers are choosing to be transparent about their research with animals. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup reviews researchers’ efforts to learn about how traumatic brain injury affects women’s brains, the first CRISPR gene-editing human subjects trial, why patient groups object to changing FDA rules on off-label promotion, and scientists’ arguments for why living conditions for lab mice need to change.
Wanted: Women’s Brains — to Jump-Start Lagging Research on Female Concussions: In this STAT News article, Usha Lee McFarling examines new efforts to collect data on the effects of traumatic injury on women’s [...] Read more
From major developments in the animal research field to the new proposed changes to the Common Rule, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines new ethical concerns in a changing research landscape.
NIH to Retire All Research Chimpanzees: NIH will send their research chimpanzees to sanctuaries and will begin to phase out their support for research on chimpanzees that they do not own. NIH’s director, Francis Collins, said NIH decided to end their chimpanzee research program because the need for research on chimpanzees had declined [...] Read more