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


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


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


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


by Megan Hayes Mahoney, Visiting Digital Library Research Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) began work on a multi-year project designed to make ethics information and training resources readily accessible to those working in the fields of science and engineering. PRIM&R was honored to be a part of the effort, which was supported by a grant awarded to UIUC by the National Science Foundation (NSF). PRIM&R contributed encyclopedia entries for commonly used terms in human subjects and animal research, as well as a listing of exemplary research forms, policies, manuals, and checklists related [...] Read more