What's striking is the department's suggestion that evidence of undue hampering might have changed its decision on the regulations. Twenty-six years later, it's a good deal easier to find such evidence. See, for example,
- Jennifer Howard, "Oral History Under Review," Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 November 2006.
- AAUP, "Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board," (2006)
- Robert L. Kerr, "Unconstitutional Review Board? Considering a First Amendment Challenge to IRB Regulation of Journalistic Research Methods," Communication Law & Policy 11 (2006): 393–447.
- American Ethnologist 33, No. 4 (November 2006)
- Journal of Applied Communication Research 33, No. 3, (August 2005).
- Patricia Loomis Marshall, "Human Subjects Protections, Institutional Review Boards, and Cultural Anthropological Research" Anthropological Quarterly 76 (Spring 2003): 269-285
Is it time for the federal government to revisit its decision?