Ethics News on ethics and global development including information on clinical and research ethics, informed concent, indigenous rights and more. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:50:00 GMT en A cloud of questions hangs over the promise of tech The wider impacts of technological solutions need careful scrutiny. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:50:00 GMT Antimalarials of unproven quality rampant in Africa A study shows that non-quality-assured antimalarials in the private sector is a problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:00:00 GMT Medical marijuana gains ground in South America Approval to use and sell cannabis in three countries is backed by scientific evidence, but disagreements persist. Wed, 17 May 2017 09:24:00 GMT Ethical research code influenced by San leader The first indigenous-developed ethics code in Africa is being finalised by TRUST after Andries Steenkamp, San leader, passed away recently.. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 GMT Why drug trials need to respect vulnerability India’s experience shows a wider notion of vulnerability is needed to protect human rights, says Alan Leroux. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT Indian biometric project erodes human rights Aadhaar, the world’s biggest biometric identity project, rides roughshod over privacy issues. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:33:00 GMT Brazilian ethics clash exposes science culture gap Biomedical and social science organisations are battling over human research guidelines, says Carla Almeida. Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:00 GMT The price of fashion’s murky supply chains Three years on from factory disaster in Bangladesh, the clothing industry’s impact remains opaque, says Bryony Moore. Fri, 06 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT Report slams ‘unscientific’ war on drugs Policies to control illegal drug use often ignore research and can undermine development efforts, warn experts. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:00:00 GMT Culture matters for psychological care Migrant groups reveal how cultural differences affect mental health. Doctors need to adapt, says Dinesh Bhugra. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:03:00 GMT Focus on Private Sector: An end to tech tax dodging Tax avoidance by tech multinationals hits developing countries hard. It’s time to fight back, says Maha Rafi Atal. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:00 GMT Don’t wait for crises to reach public with science Young researchers in particular should get support to engage society routinely, says Tolu Oni. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT French institute vows to share gains after patent flak The Research Institute for Development says it will split profits from disputed patent for local plant compound. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:00:00 GMT Sharp rise in Brazilian paper retractions Study indicates growing scientific malpractice, but experts say shift may indicate improved standards. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Focus on Private Sector: Don’t pull out of war zones Multinationals are usually advised to pull out of war zones but this may make situation worse, says Maha Rafi Atal. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT Shelter after disaster: Facts and figures How to build better with less? Monica Wolfe Murray charts new trends and enduring challenges in shelter provision. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:09:00 GMT Science advice: The good, the bad, the ugly Guidance for policymakers is being professionalised, but will it also become more balanced and transparent? Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:00 GMT Focus on Gender: Put politics back into gender debates We have lost sight of the political ideals behind the quest to empower women, argues Henrietta Miers. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMT Brazilian team exposes fish fraud DNA analysis finds brand used to disguise unwanted catfish, and endangered dolphins being used as bait. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:59:37 GMT Focus on Private Sector: Make firms revive local economies Mining firms should rehabilitate the economies of towns that will be devastated by their exit, says Maha Rafi Atal. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:00:00 GMT