N2’s COVID-19 Webinar Series: Register for the Next Webinar

Written by Barbara Brown

June 8, 2020

You are invited to N2’s Next COVID-19 Webinar on July 7th!

Against Pandemic Research Exceptionalism

Speaker: Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD
James McGill professor
STREAM Research Group
Director, Biomedical Ethics Unit
Department of Social Studies of Medicine

July 7, 2020

3:00-4:00 PM EST

Webinar Abstract from Dr. Kimmelman

Crisis conditions like pandemics often strain research processes and create pressures to compress research timelines. Some scientists and others have argued that crisis conditions license researchers to relax normal methodological rigour. My presentation will argue that the same standards of design and reporting we maintain in non-crisis conditions should hold in crises as well; what needs to change in crises is how studies are coordinated with each other.

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