by Rebecca Boxhorn, JD, Research Associate at the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota

The second day of the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference got off to an engaging start thanks to the Keynote Address given by Dr. James R. Gavin III, executive vice president and chief medical officer [...] Read more


Autumn may be here, but the leaves are not the only things turning heads this week. Peruse the latest installment of the Research Ethics Roundup for some colorful articles, including a fresh perspective on the purported rise of fraud in research, an essay on the role of institutional review boards (IRBs) in social science, and much more.

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(Originally posted by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research)On Tuesday, April 14, officials at the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to Coast IRB in response to their recent approval of a fake device study submitted by the Government Accountability Office. As a result Coast IRB has voluntarily agreed to review no new studies or enroll new subjects into ongoing protocols, both under 21 CFR Part 56.

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