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Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board

Local institutional review boards, which make decisions about the permissibility of research, often have no special competence; the AAUP recommends improvements. Read the newly released final version of this report.

Current Research Review System Threatens Academic Freedom, New Report Say

Local institutional review boards, which make decisions about the permissibility of research, often have no special competence; the AAUP recommends improvements. (9/4)

IRBs Should Evaluate Risk Empirically

The AAUP encourages the exemption of interviews with legally competent adults from IRB oversight.

Draft Report on IRBs Posted for Comment

Committee A’s Subcommittee on Academic Freedom and Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) is now accepting comments on its new draft report, Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board. The report, available online at http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/comm/rep/A/IRB, was prepared in response to potential changes to the regulations governing institutional review boards.

Regulated Research

Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965–2009. Zachary M. Schrag. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.

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