This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the new online transparency tool from AllTrials, returning data to participants in genetic research, concerns about overuse of genetically modified animals, and the potential for placebos as treatments for non-urgent pain. Read more
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This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines new findings on who benefits from genome-wide association studies, India’s new informed consent provisions, the European Union’s new clinical study report policy, and British researchers’ arguments for non-human primate research. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights specimen donors’ wishes, beverage companies’ funding practices, a symposium on the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, and what researchers discovered about Zika moving to the brain. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup covers new ClinicalTrials.gov reporting requirements, the Cancer Moonshot panel’s recommendations, the Max Planck Institute’s sad discovery, and how European researchers are educating the public on nonhuman primate research. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines the best ways to stop research fraud, the National Institutes of Health’s workshop reviewing the ethics of nonhuman primate research, a large-scale data collection effort in New York, and an interview with the CEO of a biospecimen collection company.
Stop Ignoring Misconduct: In a Nature comment piece, Donald S. Kornfeld and Sandra L. Titus argue that irreproducibility of research results is the result of flawed research practices and fraud, and go on to note that “current initiatives to improve science dismiss the second factor.” To resolve the problem, they recommend several different approaches: new [...] Read more