The Hastings Center Bioethics Timeline
“Bioethics” has been defined in several different ways. Most broadly, it is the interdisciplinary study of ethical, legal, and social issues arising in the life sciences and health care. Though...
IRB: Ethics & Human Research
Research on Medical Practices (ROMP): Attitudes of IRB Personnel about Randomization and Informed Consent
Activities such as continuous quality improvement, comparative effectiveness research, and electronic medical record review—collectively referred to as research on medical practices (ROMP)—are posing more and more challenges for meeting regulatory...