Latest Research ethics Stories

2014-06-30 16:29:22

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2012 secret experiment in which Facebook manipulated users' news feed to see whether certain kinds of content made users happy

2013-11-05 10:41:44

Remarkable improvements in the quality of life, prevention and treatment of disease have been made possible through advancements in biomedical research, including clinical trials involving human subjects.

2013-03-19 11:42:17

In a report released today, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues concluded that the federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered.

2013-02-19 14:09:35

Do we trust biobank researchers?

2012-11-21 11:39:09

In the 1960s and 1970s, classic social psychological studies were conducted that provided evidence that even normal, decent people can engage in acts of extreme cruelty when instructed to do so by others.

2012-07-19 07:59:19

What makes soldiers abuse prisoners?

2012-03-28 09:34:15

The idea of paying people to engage in pro-health behaviors and whether it is an effective, sustainable, and cost-effective tool for promoting individual and public health are controversial areas, but according to an international group of researchers writing in this week's PLoS Medicine: "When incentives are used to encourage utilization of, or compliance with, established means of producing individual or public health benefits and when it is likely that recipients are already favorably...

2011-05-09 21:22:00

Although honesty, accuracy and professionalism of scientists are vital for research integrity, there have been many public examples of serious research misconduct.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.