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AAAS Meeting Explores Ways to Improve Ethics Panels that Oversee Social Science Research

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AAAS Meeting Explores Ways to Improve Ethics Panels that Oversee Social Science Research

The ethics boards that oversee federally funded studies involving human subjects have become part of the research landscape since the 1970s. But some researchers in the social and behavioral sciences complain that the boards—established in response to abuses in biomedical research—too often take a heavy-handed approach toward survey research and other social science projects that pose minimal risk, if any, to those who participate.


By AAAS, USA.


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