Sunday, March 11, 2007

AHA Perspectives: Forum on IRBs

The March 2007 issue of the American Historical Association's newsletter, Perspectives, features three essays on IRBs:
and I plan to comment on the Atkins essay in a separate posting. For the Shopes piece, I offer a small factual correction: 45 CFR 46 was first promulgated in 1974, not 1981. See Final Rule, HEW, Protection of Human Subjects, Federal Register, May 30, 1974. [PDF] I am working on a history of the regulation of the social sciences as "human subjects research" from 1966 to 1991, which I hope will clear up some of this chronology.

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