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‘Druid Contemplative Voices’ is a book project in which I have brought together 15 people with an active, practitioner interest in Druidry and contemplative practice. This post is to introduce the book and share something about working methods, ethics concerning participants and their contributions, and the context of the work. 487 more words

Facebook research: Harmful or harmless?

Should Facebook be allowed to manipulate users’ newsfeeds in the name of research?

This very question has received considerable thought and scrutiny the past few weeks in light of a recent study published in the prestigious… 920 more words


Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the HIV rebound in the Mississippi baby and importance of HIV research ethics

The Friday, July 11th episode of the PBS News Hour featured a presentation on the young child from Mississippi who had been treated with early and unusually aggressive drug treatment after birth and then was seemingly virus-free for two years. 75 more words


Facebook puts ethics of research by private companies in spotlight

The Conversation David Hunter 4 July 2014

International outrage at Facebook’s study on thousands of its users without their consent has raised questions about the ethics of research done by private companies. 74 more words


Facebook Wrong In Emotions Study ... Says Journal That OK'd Facebook Emotions Study?

From Wired.co.uk:

“”Verma also explains that while adhering to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ “Common Rule” (regarding informed consent and other best practice) is PNAS policy, Facebook was under no obligations to abide by the policy due to it being a private company. 67 more words