by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director
Last week, Lawrence Altman, MD, The New York Times’ senior statesman of science writing, published a piece titled “Of Medical Giants, Accolades and Feet of Clay.” The article focused on [...] Read more
TAG ARCHIVES FOR ethical considerations
On March 12, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Online Research, Social Media, and the IRB: Assessing Ethics, Norms, and Risks. The presenters, Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, and Joseph Konstan, PhD, answered many questions from the attendees during the lively question and answer period following this program. After the conclusion of the webinar, we asked Elizabeth and Joe to consider the remaining questions, and I’m pleased to share their answers with you today.
by Amy Davis , Senior Director for Programs and Publications
During the final series of breakout sessions at the 2013 IACUC Conference there was a discussion of the Implementation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, moderated the discussion [...] Read more
Though there’s still snow on the ground across much of the country, baseball fans celebrated the start of Spring Training this week, signaling that warm weather is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get “ahead in the count” of your professional development, take a crack at this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.
Ethics of 2 U.S.-funded cancer studies in India questioned: Two separate U.S.-funded studies of cervical cancer in India are the subject of growing controversy. Researchers conducting the study neglected to screen members of the control group for cervical cancer and failed to obtain adequate informed consent [...] Read more
Professionals engaged in the protection of human and animal subjects felt the tides of change in 2011: The Department of Health and Human Services proposed an overhaul to the regulations governing human subjects protections. Across the country, people provided feedback and comments on the proposed change; the animal care and use community reacted when the National Institutes [...] Read more