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
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup highlights the research implications of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) decision to keep marijuana a Schedule 1 drug, public concern about hackers and stored genetic information, one bioethics professor’s take on the National Institutes of Health’s proposed policy for funding chimera research, and the European Medicines Agency’s response to a French clinical trial that left one man dead. Read more
From the role of women in research to a poll that found the majority of Americans don’t approve of an expedited drug approval process in exchange for lower standards, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup examines some of the latest controversial issues occurring in research. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on three different legal actions: one of the largest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) penalties in history is being issued over Animal Welfare Act violations; ACLU’s complaint against Myriad Genetics; and OkCupid’s legal actions after a dataset was controversially released by a researcher. Read more
This week’s Research Ethics Roundup focuses on the ethical arguments for conducting Zika research on pregnant women, Public Citizen’s challenge of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) redaction policy, and the official investigation on why a phase I trial in France left one dead. (more…) Read more