Every month PRIM&R features a series of articles from the field in the PRIM&R Member Newsletter. As we begin 2015, we decided to look back at some of the most popular stories from 2014. From social media-based research to the Ebola virus epidemic, these articles reflect the major issues, questions, and topics faced by the research ethics community over the past year.
January: “Ethical Dilemmas in Social Network-Based Research” Science Daily
February: “Update on Litigation in Looney v. Moore (SUPPORT Trial Class Action)” Bill of Health
March: “Bioethicists: Patient Consent Not Always Necessary” Bioethics Bulletin
April: “Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits in Frustration With Bureaucracy” Science
May: “Volunteers Put Off by Camera Consent for Clinical Trials” The Economic Times
June: “Was NIH Independence Compromised in Study?” The Hill
July: “Everything We Know About Facebook’s Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment” The Atlantic
August: “Should Experimental Drugs be Used in the Ebola Outbreak?” Nature
September: “Rescue Me: The Challenge of Compassionate Use in the Social Media Era” Health Affairs Blog
October: “Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found by Now if Not for Budget Cuts: NIH Director” Huffington Post
November: “Doing Diligence to Assess the Risks and Benefits of Life Sciences Gain-of-Function Research” Office of Science and Technology Policy Blog
December: “US Government Cracks Down on Clinical-Trials Reporting” Nature
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