When profits damn ethics: What ails clinical research in India?
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When profits damn ethics: What ails clinical research in India?

Urvashi Bhattacharyya

In this next article in our series on research ethics, Anant Bhan, bioethicist and global health & policy researcher, speaks to IndiaBioscience about the landscape of clinical trial malpractice in India and the need for pharmacovigilance, which is the science of monitoring, evaluating and understanding adverse effects associated with drugs and medical devices even after they have been released into the mass market.



Informed Consent (Word cloud generated using text from the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics (1949) )
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Informed consent: Beyond forms and signatures

Vanshika Singh

'Informed consent' is the process which ensures that human participants in a research study are given comprehensive information about the study, which allows them to make a conscious decision on whether or not to be part of it. However, theory does not always translate into practice, and in a country as vast and diverse as India, implementing true informed consent sometimes becomes a challenging task, as is examined in this next article in our series on research ethics.



Dispatches from IndiaBioscience

Keynote lecture by K. VijayRaghavan at Young Investigators' Meeting 2018.


Slides from the talks at recently-held YIM2018 are available in our resource section here and here.

Find pictures from YIM2018 on our Flickr channel here.

A report on "Gender-sensitization in Indian science: attitudes and action items" emerging from a session on sexual harassment in the workplace at YIM2018, written by Shubha Tole and L.S. Shashidhara and supported by YIM2018 participants from 47 different institutions was published in Current Science and can be found here.