PRIM&R’s Elisa Hurley writes that we still need the term “subjects” because there are other circumstances in which using the term “participant” might not be fitting

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It’s generally “ethically unacceptable” agrees Dr Ruth Faden, the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Nevertheless, she said that the patient’s rights and interest have to be balanced with the potential benefits of the research to humanity as a whole

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“We have created a place to come talk about research ethics that’s different from the IRB. It is an educational opportunity,” says Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH, PhD, core faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Taylor is lead author of a recent paper on a national research ethics consultation (REC) collaborative

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Medical ethicists and researchers commonly hold that there are seven general rules for an ethical experiment involving humans, explained Govind Persad

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Portland State University has started disciplinary proceedings against Peter Boghossian, an assistant professor of philosophy who co-authored a series of bogus research papers that parody what the authors dismiss as “grievance studies.”

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A new report, developed by the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics and New Technologies (PREVENT) working group, identifies a cycle of exclusion that prevents pregnant women from accessing the benefits of vaccines. With comments from our Carleigh Krubiner

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Everyone would benefit if researchers did more to make participants feel part of a study

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Participants in medical research are more empowered than ever to influence the design and outcomes of experiments. Now, researchers are trying to keep up

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