June 16, 1966 was the date that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published Dr. Henry Beecher’s ground-breaking Special Article on ethics in clinical research. At the time, Dr. Beecher had been the world’s leading anesthesiologist for 30 years. The Special Article was aptly titled, “Ethics and Clinical Research.” In his article, Dr. Beecher, chief anesthesiologist at Massachusetts...
The Online Ethics Center (OEC) is an online repository and resource hosted by the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
According to the OEC website, its mission is to:
Provide engineers, scientists, faculty, and students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant issues that arise in scientific and engineering...
In the March 2016 Semiannual Report to Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports on a series of misconduct investigations, involving data fabrication and plagiarism (starting on page 26).
The report details research misconduct findings from the past 6 months, including data fabrication by a graduate student and plagiarism by faculty. Of interest...
On May 23, 2016, the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society issued a comprehensive white paper entitled, Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics, and Society. This white paper is the result of two years of meetings and discussions about the ethical, social, legal, and policy challenges associated with the rise of big data, and resultant research and initiatives.
Recent research projects in the news...
The UNH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has set its summer 2016 meeting schedule. Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) or Theresa Cherouvis (603/862-3536) in Research Integrity Services with any questions or visit http://www.unh.edu/research/animal-care-use