Posted by Joan Rachlin, Executive DirectorIt's the official "one week and counting" homestretch before Christmas, and the media outlets are full of speculation as to how the recession will affect the season’s traditional buying frenzy.
Beyond the consumer spending angle, these sad and scary stories about the economy got me thinking about how the economic downturn will affect research. While much is unknown, it's clear that the financial quicksand will have a profound impact on research.
I’m no expert, but it seems likely that patients—some of whom might also be prospective research subjects—have the most to lose. Job losses, rising prices, shrinking bank accounts, and/or housing travails, [...] Read more
The 2009 edition of the International Compilation of Human Subject Protections recently has been released and is now available online. The document can be seen at: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/international/HSPCompilation.pdf.
This resource includes about 1,100 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections from 92 different countries. This year’s Compilation includes numerous additions and updates to the 2008 Edition, and features the laws, regulations, and/or guidelines from seven new countries: Burma, Egypt, the Gambia, San Marino, South Korea, the Sudan, and Vietnam.
The listings are organized into [...] Read more