This week’s Research Ethics Roundup reviews researchers’ efforts to learn about how traumatic brain injury affects women’s brains, the first CRISPR gene-editing human subjects trial, why patient groups object to changing FDA rules on off-label promotion, and scientists’ arguments for why living conditions for lab mice need to change.
Wanted: Women’s Brains — to Jump-Start Lagging Research on Female Concussions: In this STAT News article, Usha Lee McFarling examines new efforts to collect data on the effects of traumatic injury on women’s [...] Read more
Meet PRIM&R member Sharon Nelson, MSN, RN, CNS, CIP, executive director of consulting and compliance services at Schulman IRB. Read more
Since the launch of People and Perspectives (P&P) in 2013, we have interviewed a variety of individuals, from the founders of the research ethics field to those who have only been in it for a few years. But one thing we ask most of them is, "what do you think the general public needs to know about research?" Though their responses are different, many reference a common theme: people need to understand why research matters to them. (more…) Read more
by Nicholas Spetko, Membership Services Intern
The portrayal of scientific research and research ethics in popular media can offer considerable insight. To reflect on some of the lessons offered, PRIM&R staff have spent the summer reading and watching classic books, movies, and television shows that have generated conversation and debate around issues related to research ethics. Over the next several weeks, they will share their reflections here, so join us as we explore popular representations of the research world.
In this week’s installment of our summer series looking at depictions of research ethics [...] Read more
by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director
Among the many topics that will be presented and discussed at the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference is the ubiquitous issue of data transparency. Some of the most hotly debated questions making the research ethics rounds include who should interpret, distribute, review, and receive data, and with good reason. From WikiLeaks to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblowers, and all other manner and [...] Read more