Collaboration and competition: ethics in toxicology

What are our attitudes to research resourcing, publication and the peer review system? 

The British Toxicology Society (BTS) is conducting a survey to establish attitudes of toxicologists to key questions such as ‘I believe collaboration to be important in driving toxicology research in the UK’ and ‘I believe the current system of peer review for research outputs is a fair and appropriate system’.  The survey follows on from a recent paper published in Toxicology Research, the official journal of the BTS that considered ‘Collaboration and competition: ethics in toxicology’.

If you are a BTS member please make your voice heard by responding to the questionnaire you have in your inbox before October 1st 2018.

For more information or if you haven’t received the survey please contact the chair of the BTS Scientific Subcommittee Dr Jason Gill for assistance.

By |2018-11-28T15:34:59+00:00September 27th, 2018|Toxicology|Comments Off on Collaboration and competition: ethics in toxicology

About the Author:

Professor Ruth A Roberts, PhD, ATS, FBTS, ERT, FRSB, FRCPath Director and Cofounder, ApconiX, UK and Chair and Director of Drug Discovery, University of Birmingham, UK Ruth is chair of drug discovery at Birmingham University, UK and Cofounder of ApconiX, an integrated toxicology and ion channel company that brings together a team of world-renowned nonclinical safety experts with over 400 years of drug discovery and development experience. Previously, Ruth was Global Head of Regulatory Safety at AstraZeneca and Director of Toxicology for Aventis. Ruth is an established science professional bringing rigorous expert thinking to toxicology, drug discovery and drug development. With >140 publications in peer reviewed journals, she is focused on reducing attrition attributable to safety and toxicity. A former president of the British Toxicology Society, former president of EUROTOX, former secretary to SOT and president elect of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, Ruth was the recipient of the SOT Achievement award in 2002, the EUROTOX Bo Holmstedt Award in 2009 and the SOT Founders award in 2018 for outstanding leadership in toxicology.