Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chronicle of Higher Education on OHRP Training Comments

The Chronicle of Higher Education quotes your faithful blogger in "Scholars Mull Rules for Training in Research Ethics," by David Glenn, 4 November 2008.

The story concerns the eighty or so comments received in response to OHRP's July call for comments on education and training requirements. Glenn notes that by and large, the comments were skeptical about the need for new guidance, and particularly skeptical about regulations. As he reports, "the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of American Universities, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and a consortium of large social-science organizations [all] said that before the federal government issues new rules, it should carefully study whether training actually improves researchers' conduct."

I will offer some of my own comments on the comments in coming posts.

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