Monday, January 13, 2014

NRC Panel Seeks Rules Overhaul on Human-Subjects Studies

Paul Basken, Chronicle of Higher Education
January 10, 2014 

The long-snarled bid to revise federal rules governing research on human subjects got a boost on Thursday with a National Research Council analysis that endorsed a substantial overhaul. In a 139-page report, a 15-member panel assisted by dozens of field-specific experts, mostly from American universities, backed changes that include exempting many social-science researchers—such as those conducting oral histories—from the current set of rules.  Read more