Law in the LaboratoryA Guide to the Ethics of Federally Funded Science Research

Law in the LaboratoryA Guide to the Ethics of Federally Funded Science Research

Robert P. Charrow

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226101644

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation together fund more than $40 billon of research annually in the United States and around the globe. These large public expenditures come with strings, including a complex set of laws and guidelines that regulate how scientists may use NIH and NSF funds, how federally funded research may be conducted, and who may have access to or own the product of the research. Until now, researchers have had little instruction on the nature of these laws and how they work. This book provides an introduction to the major ethical and legal considerations pertaining to research under the aegis of federal science funding.