Originally designed to protect subjects of federally funded human research from physical harm, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) have been hit with a barrage of unrelated mandates that impede their proper function and undermine legitimate and useful social science, science education, and freedom of inquiry. Despite a growing body of scholarly criticism, seasoned with IRB horror stories, the juggernaut continues.
|Other Independent Review articles by Ronald F. White|
|Summer 2009||The Modern Health Care Maze: Development and Effects of the Four-Party System|
|Fall 2006||Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and the Demise of the Ideal Model of Health Care|