Sunday, January 29, 2006

Articles and Materials on IRBS:

Articles, Journalism and Commentary:

Philip Hamburger, The New Censorship: Institutional Review Boards, Supreme Court Review, October 2004 Term (2005).

Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, Illinois White Paper, Improving the System for Protecting Human Subjects: Counteracting IRB Mission Creep.

Conference: Human Subject Protection Regulations and Research Outside the Biomedical Sphere, Papers & Comments by C.K. Gunsalus, Greg Miller, Linda Shopes, Matthew Finkin, Richard Campbell, Patricia Marshall, Cary Nelson, Norm Denzin.

National Science Foundation, Questions and Answers on the Common Rule.

Code of Federal Regulations, TITLE 45: PUBLIC WELFARE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, PART 46: PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS. (An alternative source for regulations is here.)

NIH, The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research.

American Association of University Professors, Protecting Human Beings: Institutional Review Boards and Social Science Research.

U.S. F.D.A. [regulation of drug testing], Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors.

Carol Tavris, The high cost of skepticism: here's what happened to two scientists who believed that tenure and the First Amendment would protect their rights to free inquiry, Skeptical Inquirer, July-August, 2002.

Sharon Begley,
Review Boards Pose Threat To Social Scientists' Work, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 1, 2002.

Charles L. Bosk & Raymond G. De Vries, Bureaucracies of Mass Deception: Institutional Review Boards and the Ethics of Ethnographic Research, Annals of the AAPSS, Vol. 595, No. 1, 249-263 (2004). Article (
subscriber link through your university library). Outline (open link).

Kevin D. Haggerty,
Accommodating Ethical Review: Response to Bosk and De Vries, AAPSS, Oct. 29, 2004.

Rumsfeld v. Fair, 547 U.S. ___ (2006) .

US v. American Library Assn., 539 U.S. 194 (2003).

Rust v. Sullivan, 500 U.S. 173 (1991).

Grove City College v. Bell, 465 U.S. 555 (1984).