ERIC Number: ED125906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Experiments and Research with Humans: Values in Conflict.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
This book contains the formal presentations and discussions of a public forum organized by the National Academy of Sciences and held in February 1975. The topics discussed include informed consent by the research subject based on a full explanation of what will be done, the workings of the process, and the potential risks and benefits; research on fetuses and on children; research participation by the economically poor, military personnel, prisoners, and the institutionalized; the means used to obtain volunteers for experiments; and the future role of federal legislation. A recurrent theme, the balance between the promises and perils of human research and between societal and individual considerations, is emphasized. In addition, this volume illustrates the successes and failures of communication when a controversial subject is explored in a public arena. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Communications, Conferences, Educational Responsibility, Ethics, Federal Legislation, Human Resources, Research, Research Projects, Scientific Research
Printing and Publishing Office, National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.