Monday, October 3, 2011

U.S. Federal Innovation 8/365: Human Research Subjects Protections...

Human subjects have been used in research since antiquity. Abuses of the ethical treatment of humans in research--such as Nazi experimentation, the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, the Stanford prison experiment, and a host of unethical experiments in the U.S.--led to the passage of Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 46 (45 CFR 46), which mandates protections of humans in all federally sponsored research. Resulting in the development of institutional review boards (IRBs) and an evolving system of human subjects protections, 45 CFR 46 has virtually eliminated unethical human subjects research in the U.S.

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