Toward an Anti-Maleficent Research Agenda

Hope Ferdowsian, Agustin Fuentes, L. Syd M. Johnson, Barbara J. King, Jessica Pierce

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    Important advances in biomedical and behavioral research ethics have occurred over the past few decades, many of them centered on identifying and eliminating significant harms to human subjects of research. Comprehensive attention has not been paid to the totality of harms experienced by animal subjects, although scientific and moral progress require explicit appraisal of these harms. Science is a public good and the prioritizing within, conduct of, generation of, and application of research must soundly address questions about which research is morally defensible and valuable enough to support through funding, publication, tenure, and promotion. Likewise, educational pathways of re-imagined science are critical.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)54-58
    Number of pages5
    JournalCambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Health(social science)
    • Health Policy
    • Issues, ethics and legal aspects


    • animal subjects
    • morally defensible research
    • research ethics


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