The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe

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Research on human beings saves countless lives, but has at times harmed the participants. To what degree then should government regulate science, and how? The horrors of Nazi concentration camp experiments and the egregious Tuskegee syphilis study led the US government, in 1974, to establish Research Ethics Committees, known as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to oversee research on humans. The US now has over 4,000 IRBs, which examine yearly tens of billions of dollars of research -- all studies on people involving ...

The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199364602

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