December 13, 2019

Man Convicted of Falsifying Clinical Trials Data

A man from Richland, Washington, is facing life in prison after being convicted of 47 counts of fraud for staging clinical trials that purportedly enrolled dozens of subjects, and paid him and his two firms more than $5 million, William Hyslop, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, recently announced. From 2013 to…

January 24, 2019

UAMS Office of Research Compliance Receives Certificate of Appreciation for Institutionally Inclusive Challenge

January 18, 2019

Institutional Compliance Partners with Operational Support Services in the Intentionally Inclusive Challenge

November 19, 2018

FDA Issues Proposed Rule on IRB Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations

In today’s edition of the Federal Register, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled “Institutional Review Board Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations.”  FDA is proposing to amend its regulations to implement section 3024 of the 21st Century Cures Act.  This proposed rule, if…

June 13, 2018

UAMS Course for Community Research Partners Available


May 7, 2018

UAMS’s Amy Jo Jenkins elected President of the Society of Clinical Research Associates

Congratulations to UAMS’s own Amy Jo Jenkins on being elected President of the Society of Clinical Research Associates.

April 27, 2018

Ohio State Reveals Resignation of PI for Misconduct

Six months after the fact, the Ohio State University announced that a research professor resigned amid a finding of “intentional” research misconduct; at the same time, Ohio State took the rare step of publicly releasing parts of its investigative report. Ohio State officials said Ching-Shih Chen, formerly a professor of medicinal chemistry and chair of…

April 13, 2018

Manifestly Untrustworthy’ Former UAB Researcher Debarred for 10 Years

Following a ruling in January by an administrative law judge, the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has debarred a former University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researcher for 10 years for misconduct that included falsifying data published in nine papers and deposited in a registry. In an April 10 notice on its website, ORI…

March 27, 2018

Pitt Professor Agrees to Pay Government to Resolve Claims That He Falsified IRB Approvals to Get Federal Research Grants

A star researcher at the University of Pittsburgh has agreed to pay the U.S. government more than $130,000 to resolve allegations that he submitted false documents to the National Science Foundation to get more than $2.3 million in federal research grants, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh announced Wednesday.  (link to full story at…

March 22, 2018

NYU Professor Debarred for Three Years for Research Misconduct

Bhagavathi Narayanan, a former research associate professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at New York University (NYU), has been debarred for three years from involvement in federal contracting, according to the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI). Narayanan “trimmed and/or copied Western blot images from unrelated sources, manipulated them to obscure their origin, and…

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