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Generally, when westerners think of people in foreign lands participating as human subjects in clinical trials, we think of the developing world. That image is somewhat incomplete. This was from September, but well worth a look at this NYT piece if you missed it: Russians Eagerly Participate in Medical Experiments, Despite Risks As a test […]

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Canada’s Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics has begun putting online its interpretations of the second iteration of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (a.k.a. “TCPS2″). “The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (the Panel) is pleased to share a growing collection of its responses to written requests for interpretation….” The […]

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Here’s an interesting bit on one Chinese university’s efforts to crack down on research misconduct: From Nature: Research ethics: Zero tolerance — A university cracks down on misconduct in China. Most readers of this blog will know that research misconduct doesn’t fall under the heading of Research Ethics, as that term is normally applied to […]

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