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
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
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
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
On March 12, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Online Research, Social Media, and the IRB: Assessing Ethics, Norms, and Risks. The presenters, Elizabeth Buchanan, PhD, and Joseph Konstan, PhD, answered many questions from the attendees during the lively question and answer period following this program. After the conclusion of the webinar, we asked Elizabeth and Joe to consider the remaining questions, and I’m pleased to share their answers with you today.
AS: Can you clarify what a crowdsourced dataset is, and provide examples, if possible?
EB & JK: Crowdsourcing is defined as "the practice [...] Read more