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Published: 14 May 2015

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780199364602

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The Ethics Police?

The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe

Robert Klitzman

  • Investigates the hidden world of IRBs as they face increasing pressures, responsibilities and criticism from many sides
  • Examines issues, offers data, and provides insights that have never been presented in a book before concerning the inside world of IRBs: how they make decisions and view the controversies they now face
  • Explores how the potential future risks vs. benefits of studies actually get weighed, what complexities and ambiguities arise, and how these are dealt with
  • Discusses how the quality of science in studies is assessed and weighed in relation to ethics, how conflicts of interest play out in science and ethics, and how government agencies, researchers, and universities all affect the ethical reviews of studies

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