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Title:
Interim report of the Advisory Committee on human radiation experiments
Author(s):
Not Available
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1994 Oct 21
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
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Accession Number:
none
Document Number(s):
ACHRE-95003265
Originating Research Org.:
Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, Washington, DC (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Feb 07
Description/Abstract:
The Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments was created by President Clinton to advise the Human Radiation Interagency Working Group on the ethical and scientific criteria applicable to human radiation experiments carried out or sponsored by the U.S. Government. The Committee seeks to answer several fundamental question: What ethics criteria should be used to evaluate human radiation experiments? What was the Federal Government`s role in human radiation experiments? What are the criteria for determining appropriate Federal responses where wrongs or harms have occurred? What lessons learned from studying past and present research standards and practices should be applied to the future? The Committee has been gathering vast amounts of information and working to render it orderly and accessible. In the next six months, the Committee will continue with the tasks of data gathering and organizing. The focus of the work, however, will be developing criteria for judging historical and contemporary experiments, policies, and procedures, as well as criteria for remedies that may be appropriate where harms or wrongs have ocurred. Based on findings, the Committee will make specific recommendations regarding policies for the future.


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