TAG ARCHIVES FOR research

23
Jul2013

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

4
Jun2013

by Maeve Luthin, JD, Project Coordinator

It’s been a busy two weeks in the research ethics world! Grab some iced coffee and take some time to catch up with current events.

Dirty Medicine: Earlier this month, generic drug manufacturer Ranbaxy pled guilty to federal criminal charges of selling adulterated drugs with the [...] Read more

15
May2013

by Joan Rachlin, Executive Director

Today marks one month since the heartbreaking and horrific Marathon bombings here in Boston. Some things in the city remain unchanged: the ubiquitous springtime walks for worthy charities and important organizations are taking place—safely—each weekend, U-Haul and Budget trucks clog the streets in neighborhoods with high student density as college kids decamp for home and/or jobs elsewhere, and white sails are starting to dot the Charles River.

A lot of things are different, though, from that bright Marathon-morning when the trees were still bare, and excitement and energy were in [...] Read more

25
Apr2013

by Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH, Executive Director

The year was 1975—Saturday Night Live premiered, the Oscar-winning Best Picture One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was drawing people to the movie theaters, and the first VCRs were developed, allowing us to watch our favorite shows and films at home. Saigon fell, and the Apollo soared into space for a link-up with the Soviet spacecraft, the Soyuz. [...] Read more

5
Apr2013

Do April showers have you stuck indoors? Take a moment to peruse the latest installment of our Research Ethics Roundup. This week’s issue features articles on a wide range of topics, including how history should remember researchers with checkered pasts, why science tends to favor positive results, and much more.

Building public trust in genomic research: In this response to Read more