15 February 2009

Social justice in research for people with dementia

Conflicts of interest in recruiting research participants; controversy over Alzheimer patients as research subjects
The Hastings Centre: 11 February 2009
There is growing concern about conflicts of interest in clinical research, including research sponsors paying finders' fees to researchers and clinicians to recruit participants. Institutional review boards can help prevent such conflicts, which may compromise the integrity of the research and potentially harm research subjects. But an article in IRB: Ethics & Human Research reviews IRB policies and finds room for improvement. … > full story

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