Clinical Research Ethics

Twentieth-century human subject research protections developed as pointed responses to well-documented human rights abuses, such as those revealed in the Nuremburg Trials and those that occurred in the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. Today, clinical research ethics has expanded beyond the need to secure informed consent from potential human subjects to incorporating the input of subjects and their communities into planning, implementing, and sharing results of research.
Volume 17, Number 12: 1103-1196
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