by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director
The year was 1975—Saturday Night Live premiered, the Oscar-winning Best Picture One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was drawing people to the movie theaters, and the first VCRs were developed, allowing us to watch our favorite shows and films at home. Saigon fell, and the Apollo soared into space for a link-up with the Soviet spacecraft, the Soyuz. [...] Read more
It’s been a busy two weeks in the research world and we have the articles to prove it. Read on to learn about some of the current issues that are impacting research from court deliberations on gene patents and oral history research to revelations about the regulatory and ethical failures of a study involving premature infants.
by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator
One of the stories that lined the front pages of newspapers earlier this week was that of a young girl from Mississippi. Born HIV positive and treated with an aggressive drug regiment from birth, the girl’s physicians were surprised when at the age of two and a half testing revealed her [...] 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
by Amy Davis, senior director for programs and publications
The Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP) held its annual meeting two months ago in Portland, Oregon. CCIP is a group of PRIM&R volunteers who establish Certified IRB Professional (CIP) policy and develop new exam questions. Every year, the group meets to review exam results, new exam questions, and program policies.
At this year’s meeting, the CCIP determined that [...] Read more