David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Journal of Bioethics 10 (8):45-54 (2010)
Research involving human subjects is much more stringently regulated than many other nonresearch activities that appear to be at least as risky. A number of prominent figures now argue that research is overregulated. We argue that the reasons typically offered to justify the present system of research regulation fail to show that research should be subject to more stringent regulation than other equally risky activities. However, there are three often overlooked reasons for thinking that research should be treated as a special case. First, research typically involves the imposition of risk on people who do not benefit from this risk imposition. Second, research depends on public trust. Third, the complexity of the moral decision making required favors ethics committees as a regulative solution for research
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Paul S. Appelbaum, Loren H. Roth, Charles W. Lidz, Paul Benson & William Winslade (1987). False Hopes and Best Data: Consent to Research and the Therapeutic Misconception. Hastings Center Report 17 (2):20-24.
Martin Wilkinson & Andrew Moore (1997). Inducement in Research. Bioethics 11 (5):373-389.
Richard Ashcroft (2008). Fair Process and the Redundancy of Bioethics: A Polemic. Public Health Ethics 1 (1):3-9.
Nafsika Athanassoulis & James Wilson (2009). When is Deception in Research Ethical? Clinical Ethics 4 (1):44-49.
D. Hunter (2007). Proportional Ethical Review and the Identification of Ethical Issues. Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (4):241-245.
Citations of this work BETA
D. Hunter (2013). How Not to Argue Against Mandatory Ethics Review. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (8):521-524.
Trisha B. Phillips (2011). A Living Wage for Research Subjects. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 39 (2):243-253.
David Hunter (2013). Can the Regulatory Response to SUPPORT Be Supported? American Journal of Bioethics 13 (12):37-39.
David Hunter (2015). We Could Be Heroes: Ethical Issues with the Pre-Recruitment of Research Participants. Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (7):557-558.
David Wendler (2011). What We Worry About When We Worry About the Ethics of Clinical Research. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32 (3):161-180.
Similar books and articles
Adil E. Shamoo (2009). Responsible Conduct of Research. Oxford University Press.
Lisa Bortolotti & Bert Heinrichs (2007). Delimiting the Concept of Research: An Ethical Perspective. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (3):157-179.
Sven Ove Hansson (2011). Do We Need a Special Ethics for Research? Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (1):21-29.
David Hunter, Tis but a Scratch: The Human Tissue Act and the Use of Tissue for Research, Issues for Research Ethics Committees.
Andrew D. McRae & Charles Weijer, Lessons From Everyday Lives: A Moral Justification for Acute Care Research.
Sarah J. L. Edwards & James Wilson (2012). Hard Paternalism, Fairness and Clinical Research: Why Not? Bioethics 26 (2):68-75.
Sarah J. L. Edwards & James Wilson (2012). Hard Paternalism, Fairness and Clinical Research: Why Not? Bioethics 26 (2):68 - 75.
Janet Malek (2007). Understanding Risks and Benefits in Research on Reproductive Genetic Technologies. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 32 (4):339 – 358.
Eric Chwang (2010). Against Risk-Benefit Review of Prisoner Research. Bioethics 24 (1):14-22.
James Wilson & David Hunter (2010). Research Exceptionalism. American Journal of Bioethics 10 (8):45-54.
Added to index2010-08-19
Total downloads15 ( #198,834 of 1,777,925 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #291,290 of 1,777,925 )
How can I increase my downloads?