This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the new online transparency tool from AllTrials, returning data to participants in genetic research, concerns about overuse of genetically modified animals, and the potential for placebos as treatments for non-urgent pain. Read more
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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup discusses a study on the low rate of publication of pediatric studies, the ethics of compensating women for eggs donated to research, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s argument for improved data sharing, and a study of standard versus semi-naturalistic caging for lab rats. Read more
In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): From time-to-time, PRIM&R will feature particularly well-received posts from the recent past. These posts remain timely as topics of discussion in the fields of research ethics, human subjects protections, or animal care and use. Highlighting them now enables readers who may have missed them a chance to read and comment. In this ICYMI, PRIM&R Executive Director Elisa Hurley explores the complex issue of clinical trial data sharing and its implications for the protection of human research subjects.
Though not a new issue, clinical trial data sharing has over the past several months taken center stage within the medical research community. In December 2015, a STAT [...] Read more
We clearly have entered the era of big data. Armed with petabytes of transaction data, clickstreams and cookie logs, as well as data from social networks, mobile phones, and the "internet of things," a wide range of economic interests, including consumer marketing, health care, manufacturing, education, and government, are now in pursuit of the value of data-driven decision-making that big data promises.
At the same time, the big data that increasingly fuels economic decision-making has emerged as a rich terrain for engaging in academic research and experimentation: think of the Facebook emotional contagion experiment of 2014, where the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users were altered [...] Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on three different legal actions: one of the largest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) penalties in history is being issued over Animal Welfare Act violations; ACLU’s complaint against Myriad Genetics; and OkCupid’s legal actions after a dataset was controversially released by a researcher. Read more