Though summer may be nearly over, the world of research ethics is still heating up. From the ethical implications of post-market research, to the protection of children in clinical trials, this week’s Research Ethics Roundup is full of stories you won’t want to miss.

Additional protections for children who participate in clinical research: In this powerful opinion piece, pediatric ethicist and PRIM&R faculty member, [...] Read more


by Avery Avrakotos, Education and Policy Coordinator

Professionals engaged in the protection of human and animal subjects felt the tides of change in 2011: The Department of Health and Human Services  proposed an overhaul to the regulations governing human subjects protections. Across the country, people provided feedback and comments on the proposed change; the animal care and use community reacted when the National Institutes [...] Read more


We are pleased to welcome guest blogger Melinda Abelman, MSc, CIP, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight manager at Partners HealthCare System, to Ampersand. Below, Ms. Abelman shares her view on the most recent federal decision regarding stem cell research.

As the embryonic stem cell research oversight (ESCRO) manager for an academic institution, I routinely monitor local, national, and [...] Read more


It’s been a busy week in the world of research ethics, and we wanted to take a minute to provide you with a list of a few news outlets where you can find out more about these current events.

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research.