Category Research Ethics

Nothing about us without us: An Inuk reply to exploitive research

Julie Bull articulates the duty of researchers to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research with Inuit in light of recent media attention regarding skin graft experiments that occurred on Inuit in the 1970s.

Conflicts of Interest: The case of Diclectin

Naila Ramji advocates for the importance of clinical trial transparency. 

Confronting a manifest injustice: toward chimpanzee rights

Andrew Fenton reflects on Judge Fahey’s recent concurring opinion on the Nonhuman Rights Project’s efforts to get two captive chimpanzees to sanctuary.

Philosophers’ Brief on Chimpanzee Personhood

Andrew Fenton and L. Syd M Johnson report on the recent public release of an amicus brief supporting chimpanzee personhood, created by 17 philosophers as a part of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s efforts to get two captive chimpanzees to a sanctuary.

An Animal Bioethicist in Seattle

Andrew Fenton voices concerns about invisible unnecessary harm to non-human animals and a cost of ethical inconsistency.

Human genome editing: We should all have a say

Françoise Baylis stresses that decisions about the modification of the human germline should not be made without broad societal consultation.