TAG ARCHIVES FOR research

8
Feb2013

Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come early this year, so to celebrate we’ve brought together the latest stories in the world of research ethics! In this Research Ethics Roundup installment, learn about burgeoning discussion of the use of placebos in developing countries, recent reports of government agencies funding redundant protocols, and much more!

Ethical controversy in human subjects research: The use of placebo as a control in clinical trials is typically considered unethical if an effective treatment for the condition under study already exists. However, in resource-scarce countries, individuals outside of clinical trials may not have access to those treatments. This blog post from Ruth [...] Read more

6
Feb2013

by Lesley Solomon, director of strategy and innovation at the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), we are constantly thinking about new ways to create conversations around our work—what it means to us, our patients and the community, and how we can strive to do better. It is in this spirit that we hosted our [...] Read more

8
Dec2012

by Julie Fine, BS, legal specialist, Legal Division, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer Inc. (Please note: The views presented here are my own and do not reflect the positions or policies of Pfizer Inc.)

On Thursday, I attended Challenges in Securing Coverage for Research-Related Injury, a session which was presented by my colleague, Marc D. Francis, JD, Pfizer Legal, and Karen E. Moe, PhD, University of Washington. Marc began by [...] Read more

6
Dec2012

by Andrea Johnson, JD, CIP, regulatory specialist in the Research Integrity Office at Oregon Health and Science University 

John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, PhD, the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research Conference keynote speaker on Tuesday, raised provocative questions about the information we obtain through scientific research. Among his many achievements, Dr. Ioannidis<[...] Read more

27
Nov2012

by Rebecca Boxhorn, JD, Research Associate at the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota

Greetings from Minnesota! I am a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad at the 2012 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. Unlike the other members of this year’s Blog Squad, I will be attending [...] Read more