Twenty years ago in 1999 I attended my first annual PRIM&R conference. I did so in the aftermath of then OPRR (now OHRP)’s shutdown of human subjects research that year of three federally funded institutions. At the time, there was a feeling of “there go I but for the grace of god;” if it could happen at these institutions, it could happen anywhere. Here we are in 2019, and there are once again scandals grabbing the research compliance headlines—this time involving scientific misconduct and questions of research integrity. And I cannot help but step back 20 years to that pivotal moment for IRBs and human subjects protections programs across the United States and ask again, what does a strong and robust Research Integrity program look like? Read more
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The impact of self-interest in scientific research: Lessons from Cantor’s DilemmaTags:
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
Research Ethics Roundup: The latest on participant-led research, reporting standards, and much more!Tags:
Spring is finally here, and with it comes a new edition of the Research Ethics Roundup! Before you head out to the garden this weekend, take a moment to review these articles from the world of research ethics. From an appeal for stricter reporting standards worldwide, to a discussion of oversight in participant-led research, this bouquet of recent headlines is sure to brighten up your day!
Though there’s still snow on the ground across much of the country, baseball fans celebrated the start of Spring Training this week, signaling that warm weather is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get “ahead in the count” of your professional development, take a crack at this week’s Research Ethics Roundup.
Ethics of 2 U.S.-funded cancer studies in India questioned: Two separate U.S.-funded studies of cervical cancer in India are the subject of growing controversy. Researchers conducting the study neglected to screen members of the control group for cervical cancer and failed to obtain adequate informed consent [...] Read more
Rehabilitating problem-child investigators: An innovative approachTags:
by Susan Trinidad, MA, Research Scientist in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at the Center for Genomics & Healthcare Equality at the University of Washington
We all have “problem children.” They’ve all been through ethics training – or they’re supposed to have done so – and yet they do things they shouldn’t, sometimes repeatedly. Why do these “bad apples” do what they do, and how can we get them to “[...] Read more