Monday, September 30, 2013

Gontcharov Reviews van den Hoonaard

Igor Gontcharov, a fellow participant in last year's Ethics Rupture conference, reviews Will van den Hoonaard's Seduction of Ethics and explains its relation to the conference's "New Brunswick Declaration."

[Igor Gontcharov, “Methodological Crisis in the Social Sciences: The New Brunswick Declaration as a New Paradigm in Research Ethics Governance?” Transnational Legal Theory 4, no. 1 (2013): 146–156. doi:10.5235/20414005.4.1.146.]

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

UNC Stops Pretending that IRBs Understand Data Encryption

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard are asking their IT departments, rather than their IRBs, to design data security protocols for human subjects researchers.

[Voosen, Paul. “Researchers Struggle to Secure Data in an Insecure Age.” Chronicle of Higher Education, September 13, 2013. (gated)]