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Deflecting Responsibility

Deflecting Responsibility

(p.137) Six Deflecting Responsibility
Behind Closed Doors
Laura Stark
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the work of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in relation to human-subjects protections. It suggests that the leadership of the NIH on this front can be understood as an effort to deflect lawsuits away from Bethesda and toward other research sites. It also discusses the role of the NIH in creating the so-called expert groups and in the leading spread of human-subjects review committees to research institutions across the U.S. and abroad.

Keywords:   National Institutes of Health, human-subjects protections, lawsuits, research sites, expert groups, research institutions, United States

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