The Middle East Research Ethics Training Initiative (MERETI) was established in 2005, and aims to help enhance research ethics capacity in the Middle East by offering educational programs in health research ethics. Three MERETI trainees attended the 2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference in Boston through PRIM&R’s scholarship program, and blogged about their experience on the MERETI Network. Below we have included some of their thoughts on the conference, along with links to their full blogs. Read more
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The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has since generated controversy among many researchers and ethicists, ultimately raising uncertainty with regard to the future of human subjects protections. Read more
This piece, which originally appeared on blog.bioethics.gov, the blog of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, was written by the Bioethics Commission Staff and has been reposted with permission.
This is the first post in our "History of Bioethics" series in which we will examine some of the seminal events that shaped the landscape of bioethics and its practice in the world today. This first blog will focus on the creation of the national bioethics advisory bodies in the United States and their different iterations throughout the years.
[On December 11], Buzzfeed broke a story reporting on the planned phase-out of on-site housing of monkeys at one of the National Institutes of Health intramural laboratories, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Laboratory of Comparative Ethology in Poolesville, Maryland. As NICHD Director Constantine Stratakis outlined in an interview with Science News, the phase-out has been in the [...] Read more
Understanding what research is, what it means, and how chimpanzees are cared for in captive settings matters to decisions, the animals, public interests, and preventing unintended consequences.
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Ongoing decisions and news coverage about US chimpanzee research have provoked continuing debate and raised questions about the best course [...] Read more