The increase in regulations affecting the conduct of scientific research, and the debate about their appropriateness and effectiveness, reflect societal concerns with fundamental questions raised by certain types of scientific inquiry. This book addresses issues of ethics, accountability, and conflict as they relate to the rights of inquiry, the rights of citizens, and the role of government in a research-oriented society.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Regulation of Scientific Inquiry -- The Ethical Dilemmas of Medical Research -- Value Conflicts in Restricting Scientific Inquiry -- Panel Discussion -- Freedom of Scientific Inquiry and the Public Interest -- Scientific Research -- The Presumptions of Science -- Secrecy and the Individual in Sociological Research -- Regulation of Scientific Inquiry in the Context of Recombinant DNA Research -- Recombinant DNA Legislation -- Regulation of Recombinant DNA Research -- The Recombinant DNA Controversy -- Regulation of Scientific Inquiry and the First Amendment -- The Constitution and Regulation of Research -- The Boundaries of Scientific Freedom -- Effects of Legal Regulation on Scientific Research Using Recombinant DNA Technology -- Regulations Protecting Human Subjects -- Conditions and Consequences of Consent in Human Subject Research -- Privacy Regulations and Longitudinal Studies -- Confidentiality and the Independence of Social Research -- Regulations of Research as Factors of Accountability and Power -- Summary and Conclusion -- Classification of Some Problems -- Research Regulation, the Public, and Professional Organizations
Keith M. Wulff