Minister for Health publishes new Bill to reform the Research Ethics landscape

Posted in Legal issues, Research on July 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published the General Scheme of the National Research Ethics Committees Bill confirming plans to develop a streamlined, regulated and fit-for-purpose model for the ethical review of health research projects. The Bill will modernise the current system, will support more consistent and more efficient decisions for research studies and will mean better results for patients …” (more)

[Department of Health, 30 July]

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A code of ethics for professional economists

Posted in Research on January 9th, 2012 by steve

“One of the most interesting things to come out of this year’s American Economic Association AEA meetings is the formal adoption of a code of conduct in relation to potential conflicts of interest in the AEA’s publications …” (more)

[Stephen Kinsella, Irish Economy, 9 January]

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Ireland’s first business ethicist appointed to DCU’s Institute of Ethics

Posted in Research on April 5th, 2011 by steve

“DCU has appointed Dr Simone de Colle to Ireland ’s only Institute of Ethics as the first lecturer in Business Ethics. Dr de Colle’s appointment strengthens the Institute’s existing team …” (more)

[Dublin City University, 5 April]

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Government policies must keep business on tight rein

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2011 by steve

“While there appears to be greater interest in the policies of those seeking to represent us this election cycle, as academics, our interest is the positions of the parties (Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Green Party, Labour and Sinn Féin) on a number of issues at the intersections of business and society: white-collar crime; whistleblowing; corporate governance; strategic State enterprises; running government as a business; and partnership …” (more)

[Paul Donnelly, John Hogan and Brendan O’Rourke, Irish Times, 21 February]

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Memo to Hunt: Higher education must teach ethics

Posted in Teaching on January 12th, 2011 by steve

“The Hunt report on higher education is an important document. However, it has one major weakness …” (more)

[Anto Kerins, Independent, 12 January]

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Ethical cybercrime tracking?

Posted in Legal issues on February 16th, 2010 by steve

“RT @rossamcmahon: UCD cybercrime team tracking Irish filesharers? // I’d like to see the research ethics statement.” (tweet)

[TJ McIntyre, Twitter, 16 February]

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