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by Michael McDonald, PhD

Michael McDonald is emeritus professor of applied ethics at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and the webmaster for  Quality Improvement for Research Ethics (QI4 research ethics).

It often seems to me that there are three solitudes in research participant protections: Read more


Spring is here, and much like the flora outside, the news is abloom with tales of research! Take some time out from smelling the roses and check out this week’s installment of the “Science Times” synthesis.

Week of March 26

Panel says flu research is safe to publish: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity has recommended that controversial data from a research study on the H5N1 virus, which was originally withheld due to public safety concerns, be published.
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by Catherine Rogers, Marketing and Communication Design Manager

For researchers, understanding cultural competence means more than just knowing about historical and current contexts. It means putting down the clipboard, taking off the lab coat, and connecting with others through thoughtful, respectful exchanges.

As demonstrated recently through two one-act plays at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, the edges of cultural competence can [...] Read more


by Amy Davis, JD, MPH, Senior Director for Programs and Publications at PRIM&R

Remember the Johns Hopkins-Michigan study in which the Michigan Hospital system implemented an intensive care unit-based check-list system for inserting a catheter to reduce central line infections? The project was submitted to the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution’s (JHMI) institutional review board (IRB) in 2004, who categorized the [...] Read more