by Julie Fine, BS, Legal Specialist, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer Inc., La Jolla, California
While the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference has drawn to a close, PRIM&R is pleased to continue sharing reflections from members of the PRIM&R Blog Squad to provide our readers with an inside peek of the conference.
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by Maeve Luthin, JD, Professional Development Manager
Hopkins, UMD Await Word on Grant Funding Key in Medical Treatment Discoveries: In June, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report detailing recommendations to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding its administration of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program, including that it should consolidate program leadership, establish clearer evaluation standards for applications, and encourage collaborating among participating institutions. CTSA decisions are expected in September. Now, institutions are waiting to see how the report will affect their funding.
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by Nicholas Spetko, Membership Services Intern
The portrayal of scientific research and research ethics in popular media can offer considerable insight. To reflect on some of the lessons offered, PRIM&R staff have spent the summer reading and watching classic books, movies, and television shows that have generated conversation and debate around issues related to research ethics. Over the next several weeks, they will share their reflections here, so join us as we explore popular representations of the research world.
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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