Ethics https://scidev.net/global/governance/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 https://scidev.net/global/ethics/editorials/a-cloud-of-questions-hangs-over-the-promise-of-tech.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ethics/editorials/a-cloud-of-questions-hangs-over-the-promise-of-tech.html The wider impacts of technological solutions need careful scrutiny. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:50:00 GMT Antimalarials of unproven quality rampant in Africa https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/antimalarial-drug-poor-quality-assurance-africa.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/malaria/news/antimalarial-drug-poor-quality-assurance-africa.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/news/medical-marijuana-south-america.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/medical-marijuana-south-america.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/ethics/multimedia/ethical-research-code-san-leader.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ethics/multimedia/ethical-research-code-san-leader.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/ethics/opinion/drug-trials-vulnerability-ethics-human-rights-india.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ethics/opinion/drug-trials-vulnerability-ethics-human-rights-india.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/governance/editorials/indian-biometric-project-human-rights.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/editorials/indian-biometric-project-human-rights.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/ethics/columns/brazilian-ethics-clash-exposes-science-culture-gap.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/ethics/columns/brazilian-ethics-clash-exposes-science-culture-gap.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/vulnerability/columns/fashion-disaster-murky-supply-chains.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/vulnerability/columns/fashion-disaster-murky-supply-chains.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/unscientific-war-illegal-drugs-un.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/unscientific-war-illegal-drugs-un.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/culture-matters-psychological-care-refugees.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/opinion/culture-matters-psychological-care-refugees.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/governance/columns/tech-google-tax-dodging-trade.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/columns/tech-google-tax-dodging-trade.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/cooperation/opinion/crises-science-public-engagement-sdgs.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/cooperation/opinion/crises-science-public-engagement-sdgs.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/cooperation/news/french-institute-gains-after-patent-flak.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/cooperation/news/french-institute-gains-after-patent-flak.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/publishing/news/brazilian-paper-retractions-publishing-ethics.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/publishing/news/brazilian-paper-retractions-publishing-ethics.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/conflict/columns/war-zones-syria-minerals.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/conflict/columns/war-zones-syria-minerals.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/design/feature/shelter-after-disaster-facts-figures-spotlight.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/design/feature/shelter-after-disaster-facts-figures-spotlight.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/policy/scidev-net-at-large/science-advice-policy-refugees-ethics.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/scidev-net-at-large/science-advice-policy-refugees-ethics.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/gender/columns/gender-politics-debates.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/columns/gender-politics-debates.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/brazilian-team-exposes-fish-fraud.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/brazilian-team-exposes-fish-fraud.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/environment/columns/private-sector-firms-local-economies.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/ethics/ethics_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/columns/private-sector-firms-local-economies.html 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