Remind me why I have to get IRB approval for my research…
Public Health Service (PHS) researchers intentionally exposed over 1,300 non-consenting Guatemalan soldiers, prisoners, psychiatric patients, and commercial sex workers to gonorrhea, syphilis, and/or chancroid…
Dr. Paul Lombardo, Georgia State’s Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law and Senior Advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Associate Director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues have published a new article detailing the Guatemala experiments and their lack of oversight.
Spector-Bagdady K, Lombardo PA. “Something of an Adventure”: Postwar NIH Research Ethos and the Guatemala STD Experiments. J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Sep;41(3):697-710. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12080.
The Georgia State University Library has many resources to help you investigate research ethics, be they related to humans, stem cells or animals.
- “Ethically impossible” STD research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
- The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks RC265.6.L24 S55 2010, Library North 3
- Ethics for graduate researchers a cross-disciplinary approach Electronic Resource
- The ethics of animal research: Exploring the controversy R853.A53 E84 2012, Library North 3
- Behind closed doors: IRBs and the making of ethical research R852.5 .S837 2012, Law General Stacks
- Evidence, ethos and experiment: The anthropology and history of medical research in Africa R725.5 .E93 2011, Library North 3
- What are qualitative research ethics? Electronic Resource
- Examining Tuskegee: The infamous syphilis study and its legacy R853.H8 R48 2009, Library North 3
- Ethical considerations for research involving prisoners R853.H8 E84 2007, Library North 3
- Biobanks and tissue research: The public, the patient and the regulation QH332 .B496 2011, Library South 4
- Professional lives, personal struggles: Ethics and advocacy in research on homelessness HV4480 .P76 2012, Library North 4