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Title: Executive summary and guide to final report: Advisory committee on human radiation experiments

Executive summary and guide to final report: Advisory committee on human radiation experiments On January 15, 1994, President Clinton appointed the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments to investigate reports of possibly unethical experiments funded by the government decades ago. The Committee was directed to uncover the history of human radiation experiments during the period 1944 through 1974 and to examine cases in which the government had intentionally released radiation into the environment for research purposes. The Committee was further charged with identifying the ethical and scientific standards for evaluating these events, and with making recommendations to ensure that whatever wrongdoing may have ocurred in the past cannot be repeated. The Committee undertook three projects: A review of how each agency of the federal government that currently conducts or funds research involving human subjects regulates this activity or oversees it; An examination of the documents and consent forms of research projects that are today sponsored by the federal government in order to develop insight into the current status of protections for the rights and interests of human subjects; and, Interviews of nearly 1,900 patients receiving out-patient medical care in private hospitals and federal facilities throughout the country. This booklet provides an overview of the Final Report, summarizing each chapter.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 120931
Report Number(s):DOE/EH--96001171
ON: DE96001171; NC: NONE; TRN: 95:007480
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; IRRADIATION; RADIATION DOSES; SAFETY STANDARDS; ETHICAL ASPECTS; PATIENTS; RECOMMENDATIONS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS