Friday, October 26, 2012

One Year Since ANPRM Comment Deadline

Today marks the first anniversary of the deadline for comments on the ANPRM. The federal government received more than 1100 comments in response to its proposals and queries. I have heard nothing official, and only vague and contradictory rumors, about what progress, if any, has taken place in the past year.

Meanwhile, I am attending Will C. van den Hoonaard's Ethics Rupture conference, and I am delighted to meet in person so many people with whom I have corresponded and whose work I have read. But I am saddened to hear Canadian scholars' frustration that the revision of the TCPS has not done more to allow them to conduct research according to the ethical and methodological standards of their disciplines.

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