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U.S. Health Researchers Review their Ethics Review Boards: A Qualitative Study


Scott Burris


Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Kathryn Moss


University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research


Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 39-58, 2006

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Virtually all research involving human subjects in the US must be reviewed by an institutional review board, a form of research ethics review board. This article reports the results of qualitative research on how investigators regard this regulatory regime. Interviews were conducted with forty investigators conducting health-related research. Most respondents shared the regulations' goals, but doubted that the regulations, as implemented, promoted these goals efficiently, effectively and fairly. The interviews suggest that efforts to raise researchers' ethical consciousness have been, over time, quite successful, but that implementation of the regulations remains problematic. Research aimed at better defining the problem to be solved by the regulatory system, and at assessing the effectiveness of the regulatory tools for solving properly defined problems, could guide a more productive debate about human subject protection.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 43

Keywords: Research Ethics, Regulation, Implementation, Human Subjects

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Date posted: September 27, 2006  

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Burris, Scott and Moss, Kathryn, U.S. Health Researchers Review their Ethics Review Boards: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 39-58, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=931954

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Scott C. Burris (Contact Author)
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )
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Kathryn Moss
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research ( email )
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7590
United States
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