Consideration of ethical aspects of research in tandem with the research process itself offers many benefits, not only for society but for the research itself. On July 20, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 PM ET, NIH will be convening a symposium entitled “A Match Made in Science: Integrating Bioethics and Biomedical Research” to highlight the integral role that bioethics plays in advancing science and to discuss strategies for fostering collaboration between bioethicists and biomedical researchers. Participants will discuss concrete examples of how integrating bioethics into biomedical research has strengthened research outcomes and share practical advice for initiating and sustaining successful collaborations.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting information from stakeholders on the utility and useability of a resource that includes sample language and points to consider when developing informed consent documents for data and biospecimen sharing (NOT-OD-21-131). Stakeholder feedback on this resource will be essential in ensuring this resource is maximally useful to the community. NIH emphasizes that any use of the sample informed consent language would be completely voluntary and will not be required.
The comment window is open for 90 days and NIH has established a web portal for responses. To ensure consideration, comments must be received no later than September 29, 2021. Questions may be sent to SciencePolicy@mail.nih.gov