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
The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.