Texas leans into unproven stem cell treatments, to the dismay of scientists

STAT, May 16, 2017
by Andrew Joseph

He made the emotional plea to his colleagues: Pass this bill


“It might give somebody like my...

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Charlie Gard case: Doctors can withdraw baby’s life support

BBC News, April 11, 2017

Doctors can withdraw life support from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents...

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Four-year Post Doctoral Research Position
Institute of Ethics (Dublin City University)

Deadline: April 15, 2017

General Descriptio


The Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University is seeking a postdoctoral res...

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Trump Slashes Health Spending In Federal Budget Plan

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization


The ad...

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Trillium Health Partners

Deadline: March 17, 2017

Job Description


Position: Ethicist 
; Status: Full Time 
; Dept/Health System:&nbs...

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Project Manager - SMART IRB
The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard Medical School

Deadline: Open until filled.

Job Description


Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center facilitat...

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Summer Internship
Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Ce...

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Arny and Anne Porath Senior Fellowship in Clinical Ethics
UCLA Ethics Center

Deadline: March 6, 2017 9 AM (PST)

The UCLA Ethics Center is seeking motivated and highly-qualified applicants for a one-year Arny...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't make it to the event? Check out some of the speakers' slides as well as blog posts... Read More

Clinical Ethics Faculty (open rank)
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: February 17, 2017

Clinical Ethics Facult


Due to tremendous growth, the Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
by Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review


Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing h...

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EVENT POSTPONED: HLS Library Book Talk: Charles Fried on Medical Experimentation

Harvard Law School, TBD
by featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at noo


Harvard Law School Room WCC 2036 Milstein East B/


1585 Massac...

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Cluster Randomized Trials: Ethics, Regulations, Statistics & Design

Harvard Catalyst, November 3, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00pm
by featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)



Please join Harvard Catalyst for a free half-day symposium on the topic of Cluster Rand...

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Petrie-Flom seeks RA for project on human subjects research
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics seeks a part-time res...

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Social Media Use in Research Recruitment

Petrie-Flom Center / Harvard Catalyst, September 21, 2016
by Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

>Cross-posted at the Petrie-Flom Center's blog ;Bill of Health


Imagine this scenario: you a...

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Clinical Bioethics Position
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: December 2, 2016

General Description


The University of Wisconsin seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty posi...

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Project Coordinator and Research Associate
ELSI, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: October 03, 2016

Our ELSI Research Program, led by Dr. Amy McGuire, is seeking a project coordinator and a research a...

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IRB Administrator
Boston Children’s Hospital

Deadline: September 13, 2016

The Boston Children’s Hospital IRB is seeking new team member to fill the role of IRB Administ...

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Regulatory Specialist
Partners HealthCare

Deadline: June 05, 2016

As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, resea...

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Promoting Healthcare Innovation on the Demand Side

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-008; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 503
by Rebecca Eisenberg and W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)



Innovation policy often focuses on the incentives of firms that sell new products. But op...

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Assistant or Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Assistant or Associate Professo


Due to tremendous growth, the Center for Medical Ethics & Heal...

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Director of Clinical Ethics at Cleveland
Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic

Deadline: May 01, 2016

The Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic invites applications for the Director of Clinica...

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Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk

Institute of Medicine, 2015

A report commissioned by NIH and other sponsors on promoting responsible access to participant...

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Specimen Science: Ethics and Policy Implications

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics

Many important advances in human health depend on the effective collection, storage, use, and sharin...

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Sharing Clinical Trial Data — A Proposal from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editor

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, Jan. 2016

A proposal from the editors of major medical journals across the world to make publication in t...

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NIH Data Sharing Policy

National Institutes of Health

This site includes the NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data (2003), Data Sharing Regulations...

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Principles for Responsible Clinical Trial Data Sharing

PhRMA, EFPIA, Jul. 2013

A joint agreement produced by pharmaceutical trade groups PhRMA and EFPIA, affirming the indust...

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Clinical Trial Data Portal Gateway


This site offers a published list of major pharmaceutical companies’ online portals aimed ...

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Therapeutic Misconception in ALS

Thursday, March 03, 2016 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 209
Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

Event Descriptio


Some subjects who participate in trials of novel therapies mistakenly believe tha...

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Sharing of Clinical Trials Data: Benefits, Risks, and Uniform Principles

Annals of Internal Medicine, 2015
by Michael Rosenblatt et al.

This commentary discusses the benefits and risks of data sharing from the perspective of person...

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Sharing and Reporting the Results of Clinical Trials

JAMA, Jan. 2015
by Kathy L. Hudson and Francis S. Collins

This article advocates for sharing the results of clinical trials as an important means for adv...

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Preparing for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

New England Journal of Medicine, Oct. 2013
by Michelle M. Mello et al.

As more patient data from clinical trials is shared by sponsors and investigators, this article...

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Technical and Policy Approaches to Balancing Patient Privacy and Data Sharing

Journal of Investigative Medicine, Jan. 2010
by Bradley Malin et al.

This paper reviews several aspects of the privacy-related problems associated with data sharing...

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Yale University Open Data Access Project

Yale School of Medicine

The YODA project has iteratively developed a model to make data available to researchers in a s...

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Data Sharing and Transparency Initiative

Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center

A data sharing and transparency initiative aimed at facilitating broad stakeholder clinical tri...

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Symposium on “Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data”

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in association with the Brocher Foundation., March 14-15, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>Please register via the event website




In biomedical research, the analysis of large d...

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Clinical Ethicist Position (Alberta, Canada)
Alberta Health Services

Deadline: December 29, 2015

The Clinical Ethicist provides support in addressing, analyzing, and resolving complex ethical issue...

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Clinical Ethics Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles

Deadline: December 11, 2015

>University of California, Los Angeles 
; Arny and Anne Porath Clinical Ethics Fellowshi


The Uni...

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

by Department of Health and Human Services (and several other federal departments and agencies)

This Federal Register notice from September 2015 outlines proposed changes to the Common Rule. These...

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Special Section: Moving Forward in Animal Research Ethics

Cambridge Journals, October 2015

The articles in this special section address a range of issues relating to animal research, law, and...

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Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics

Petrie-Flom Center, August 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce our newest addition, Luke Gelinas, who will be serving as the first Petri...

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Petrie-Flom Center/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: June 30, 2015

Job Descriptio


This is a newly created full-time position for a post-doctoral employee fellow in c...

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ReSourcing Big Data

Harvard Catalyst, March 2015

March 23: Symposiu




Joseph B. Martin Conference Cente
r Harvard Medical Schoo

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Clinical Trial Recruitment: Problems, Misconceptions, and Possible Solutions,

Petrie-Flom Center, February 5, 2015

On January 19 - 21, 2015, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics...

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Program Manager
Harvard Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center

Deadline: February 20, 2015

The mission of the MRCT Center at Harvard is to improve the design, conduct, and oversight of multi-...

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Two Full-Time Faculty Positions
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, University of Washington Seattle

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’ Research Institute and the...

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Introduction to Translational Medicine

Harvard Catalyst, September 29 – October 1, 2014
by Featuring Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director)

Introduction to Translational Medicin


September 29 – October 1, 201


Sheraton Commander Hot...

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Post-Trial Responsibilities: Ethics and Implementation

Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East AB
1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Conference Description 



Clinical research sponsors, investigators, funders, regulators,...

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Director of IRB Administration
Committee on the Use of Human Subjects, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Deadline: September 20, 2014

Duties & Responsibilities: 


Reporting to the FAS Associate Dean for Research Administratio...

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Clinical Trials and the Right to Remain Silent

JAMA, July 21, 2014
by Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, MPhil and I. Glenn Cohen, JD (Faculty Director)

I. Glenn Cohen has coauthored a new Invited Commentary piece in JAMA on access to clinical trial dat...

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Stem Cell Therapies

Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, 2014
by Adam C. Berger, Sarah H. Beachy, and Steve Olson, featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Stem cells offer tremendous promise for advancing health and medicine. Whether being used to replace...

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Public Workshop: Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

Institute of Medicine, National Academies, May 5, 2014
by Featuring a presentation by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>Petrie-Flom Center Faculty Director ;I. Glenn Cohen will participate in a session on "Opera... Read More

Michelle N. Meyer Named to Board of Directors of PersonalGenomes.org

Petrie-Flom, May 1, 2014

Academic Fellow alumna ;Michelle Meyer, J.D., Ph.D., currently Assistant Professor and Director...

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Special Issue: Rethinking the Ethics of Research Involving Non-Human Animals

Tom Beauchamp, Hope R. Ferdowsian, John P. Gluck, Issue Eds., April 2014

The articles in this issue assess how moral argument and empirical studies stand to guide animal res...

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The Use of Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research

Paper presented at the 17th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship, Medical University of South Carolina, October 29-30, 2010
by Dario L. Ringach

One scientist's response to key objections against animal research, and an argument that the res...

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Are We Willing to Fight for Our Research?

14 Ann. Rev. of Neuroscience, 1991
by David H. Hubel

Neuroscientist David H. Hubel's 1991 argument that scientists need to advocate for and educate t...

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‘What Makes Clinical Research Ethical?’

Journal of American Medical Association , 24/31 (2000): 2701-11
by Ezekiel Emanuel, Christine Grady, David Wendler

In this influential article the authors aim to widen the focus of research ethics beyond informed co...

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2015 Proposed Revisions

by Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences

These are revisions to the existing CIOMS International Guidelines, proposed in September 2015. &nbs...

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The Ethical Challenges of Human Research

Oxford University Press, 2012
by Franklin G. Miller

This collection of essays covers several key debates in contemporary research ethics, including the...

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The Nuremberg Code

This early and historically significant statement, crafted in response to the abuses of Nazi ex...

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Ethical Aspects of Clinical Research in Developing Countries

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, 2003

This guidance document places particular emphasis on the ethical issues surrounding pharmaceutical d...

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