Scott Burris, Lance Gable, Lesley Stone, & Zita Lazzarini, The Role of State Law in Protecting Human Subjects of Public Health Research and Practice, 31 J. L. Med. & Ethics 654 (2003).
Scott Burris, Public Health Surveillance of Genetic Information: Ethical and Legal Responses to Social Risk, in GENETICS AND PUBLIC HEALTH: TRANSLATING ADVANCES IN HUMAN GENETICS INTO DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION (M. Khoury ed., Oxford University Press 2000) (with L. Gostin & D. Tress).
Scott Burris & Lawrence Gostin, Genetic Screening from a Public Health Perspective: Three "Ethical" Principles, in A COMPANION TO GENETHICS 455 (Justin Burley & John Harris, eds., Blackwell Publishing 2002).
Scott Burris, Lance Gable, Lesley Stone & Zita Lazzarini, Population -- Based Surveillance and Research: The Role of State Law in Protecting Human Subjects of Public Health Research and Practice (pt. 4), 31 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 654 (2003).
Since the 1970’s, most U.S. research involving humans has been subject to a growing body of federal regulations (“the Common Rule”) that is intended to prevent harm and promote ethical research behavior. As a regulatory system, the Common Rule exhibits weaknesses in design and implementation. It:
Our purpose was to redefine the issue of human subject protection as one of effective and efficient regulation. Without questioning the goal of safe and ethical research practices, we will focus policy and research attention on the question of how the current system works, and what alternative approaches might work better. We addressed three questions:
Learn more by visiting our project site.
Scott Burris & Kathryn Moss, U.S. Health Researchers Review Their Ethics Review Boards: A Qualitative Study, 1 J. Empirical Res. Hum. Res. Ethics 39 (2006).
Scott Burris & Jen Welsh, Regulatory Paradox: A Review of Enforcement Letters Issued by the Office for Human Research Protection, 101 Nw. U. L. Rev. 643 (2007).
Scott Burris & Corey Davis, Assessing Social Risks Prior to Commencement of a Clinical Trial: Due Diligence or Ethical Inflation?, 9 Am. J. Bioethics 48 (2009).