Caution to Native American Institutional Review Boards About Scientism and Censorship
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Jurimetrics, Vol. 42, p. 159, 2002
Native American Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) promote the health and welfare of tribes by reviewing protocols for research studies that focus on their tribes. The benefits of approved protocols should not be overstated lest good studies disappoint because they do not satisfy unachievable expectations. IRBs also should avoid the temptation to censor the outcomes of those studies. Science relies on candor and clarity about results and methods to move forward.
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Keywords: Native Americans, science, genetic research
Date posted: May 22, 2009
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