The Common Rule Proposed Changes - An Attempt to Simplify "Common"

Let's see how simple we can make this...beware, I may go too far.  If you really want to know about this topic, click the "Human Subjects Protections Update" button to the right, and you will have plenty to read...

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Ethical Research: IRBs and ResearchKit

When Apple's ResearchKit was announced, almost immediately some squawked about the ethical problems that may be raised by its use.  One argument suggested that because teens use iPhones, and because teens "aren't supposed to take part in medical studies without parental consent" this would be bad.  The argument proceeds...

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