Whether you have the time now, or need to bookmark this site for later, take a few minutes to catch up with the latest news in the research ethics world!
Treating Kids’ Cancer with Science and a Pocket Full of Hope: Pediatric brain cancer researcher Jim Olsen is developing an experimental product called Tumor Paint, a molecule that includes a dye that makes tumor cells glow during brain surgery. The goal is to make tumors easier for surgeons to remove. The first tests of Tumor Paint are scheduled for later this year.
by Michael Leary, MA, CIP, Education and Compliance Specialist in the Human Research Protection Office at Washington University in St. Louis
There is an odd thing happening to institutional review boards (IRBs); they are becoming interesting. We are all familiar with the classic perception of the IRB as yet another administrative burden tucked away in the research process. But at many institutions, this perception is shifting. With the publication of books like Laura Stark’s Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research, and the steady increase [...] 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.
Spring is finally here, and with it comes a new edition of the Research Ethics Roundup! Before you head out to the garden this weekend, take a moment to review these articles from the world of research ethics. From an appeal for stricter reporting standards worldwide, to a discussion of oversight in participant-led research, this bouquet of recent headlines is sure to brighten up your day!
by Mindy Reeter, BS, CIP, Associate Director of the Office for Human Research Oversight at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
As a human subjects protections professional, my children have always been exposed to medical research, and as consumers who utilize teaching hospitals and clinics for healthcare, my family has received our fair share of consent/assent forms inviting us to participate in research.
I [...] Read more