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2013 is here, and what better way to kick off the New Year than with a brand new Research Ethics Roundup? In this installment, we take a look at the unprecedented rise of opiate painkiller prescriptions, the discrepancy between perceived and actual safety levels in laboratories, an international controversy over genetically modified foods used to fight pediatric malnutrition, and more!

‘Rehab’ helps errant researchers return to the lab: Restoring Professionalism and Integrity in Research (RePAIR), a program at Saint Louis University, seeks to rehabilitate researchers who have sullied their ethical records. With the help of a sizable grant from the National Institutes of Health, RePAIR has developed a [...] Read more


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so before you start stuffing turkeys and mashing potatoes, take a moment to check out this week’s Research Ethics Roundup. The latest installment of our biweekly series features articles on a range of issues, including recent debate over the use of newborn blood samples, challenges to improving research in Nigeria, and more.

A collective effort to save decades of research as the water rose: Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast last month, leaving a large portion of New York City underwater, without power, or both. The massive outpouring of support offered to researchers and institutions affected by the [...] Read more


Suffering from a little campaign fatigue? Turn off the television and check out this week’s Research Ethics Roundup! This edition features stories on a whistle-blowing principal investigator, preparing for sequestration, and the candidates’ views on science (sorry, we couldn’t resist!).

World science academies release report to promote research integrity: The InterAcademy Council (IAC) and IAP, the global network of science academies, have issued a new report on responsible science. The [...] 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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Is it October already? Time to break out those scarves and mittens! As you’re digging through the attic this weekend, be sure to take a break to catch up on some recent headlines. From investigations into scientific integrity, to using crowdsourcing for drug development, you won’t want to miss the articles featured in this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.