Earlier this year, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released the second part of its report on neuroscience and ethics—Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 2). The report examines in depth several controversial topics that bring ethical issues to the fore, including cognitive enhancement, neuroscience and the law, and the ethical conduct of research with participants with impaired capacity for informed consent. Read more
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Perhaps you’ve already read – on your Facebook News Feed, no doubt – about Facebook’s recent mood experiment. Not to worry—this post has no hidden motive. We’re just pleased to be able to share recent headlines from around the research ethics world with you.
Everything We Know about Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment: Following the publication of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, [...] Read more
On October 24, 2013, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Protecting Human Subjects in Qualitative Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs and Researchers. Julie Simpson, PhD, director of research integrity services at the University of New Hampshire led the webinar while Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, education director at PRIM&R, served as the moderator.
Following the webinar, we connected with Dr. Simpson, and she kindly answered a few more questions that came in from webinar participants, exclusively for Ampersand.
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by Elisa A. Hurley, PhD, Education Director
The portrayal of research 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 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 [...] Read more