Revolution or Reform in Human Subjects Research Oversight
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2013
© 2012 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Special Issue: SYMPOSIUM 1: Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics: Building Research Ethics and Oversight
Volume 40, Issue 4, pages 922–929, Winter 2012
How to Cite
Joffe, S. (2012), Revolution or Reform in Human Subjects Research Oversight. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 40: 922–929. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00721.x
- Issue published online: 3 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2013
The contemporary system of prospective oversight of human subjects research has been criticized as inefficient and ineffective. Plausible approaches to research oversight range from no prospective review, to review-and-comment, to the current review-and-approve regime. Articulating this spectrum offers an opportunity to consider systematically the strengths and disadvantages of each.