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:
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