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Universities, desperate to fight ‘sequestration’ of research funds, embrace a corporate ally

  • Ethical Considerations

Review what was done, not what was proposed

Is there an objective way to compare research risks?

  • Harvard-affiliated aging research center must explain hip-fracture risk to study participants

The Boston Globe reports: "A research team led by a Harvard doctor has been ordered by federal health regulators to more clearly explain to elderly nursing home residents the serious risks they faced during a study testing how to prevent hip fractures."

  • IRB Review Times as a Quality Indicator

AAHRPP Newsletter

  • National Institutes of Health launches first online genetics course for social and behavioral scientists

  • Legal Battle over Oral History Records 

Why Federal Certificates of Confidentiality are important

  • NIH Suspends New Funding for Biomedical and Behavioral Research using Chimps

NIH Press Release

NY Times article

  • President’s Bioethics Commission Releases Report on Human Subjects Protection: Current regulations are robust, but should be improved.

Human Subjects Protection Report

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