Title

The new research ethic: will oversight requirements sink forensic research

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

9-28-2005

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Clinical Protocols; Costs and Cost Analysis; Ethics Committees, Research; *Ethics, Research; Forensic Psychiatry; Government Regulation; Guideline Adherence; Human Experimentation; Humans; United States; United States Dept. of Health and Human Services

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

The conduct of research with human participants is facing increased scrutiny from government, media, and academic sources. Research oversight is consequently increasing dramatically as education and accreditation movements gain momentum. Institutional review boards themselves are undergoing significant changes in organization and accountability, implementing new tools to monitor investigator compliance. This article describes the causes of recent calls for increased scrutiny, the resultant trends in research oversight, and the general lack of preparation for increased costs in the public sector. These are costs that will be felt acutely in the forensic setting as diminishing state budgets affect hospitals, universities, and correctional institutions.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2005;33(3):361-7. Link to article on publisher's website

Related Resources

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