Are research subjects adequately protected? A review and discussion of studies conducted by the advisory committee on human radiation experiments

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In light of information uncovered about human radiation experiments conducted during the Cold War, an important charge for the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments was to assess the current state of protections for human research subjects. This assessment was designed to enhance the Committee's ability to make informed recommendations for the improvement of future policies and practices for the protection of research subjects. The Committee's examination of current protections revealed great improvement over those from the past, yet some problems remain. Although the data collected by the Committee highlight specific areas in need of attention, the Committee's work should be viewed in part as the beginning of a series of ongoing assessments of the adequacy and effectiveness of the protections afforded to human subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-282
Number of pages12
JournalKennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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