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Scandals, ethics, and regulatory change in biomedical research

Hedgecoe, Adam 2016. Scandals, ethics, and regulatory change in biomedical research. Science, Technology, and Human Values 42 (4) , pp. 577-599. 10.1177/0162243916677834

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Abstract

This paper explores how a particular form of regulation––prior ethical review of research––developed over time in a specific context, testing the claims of standard explanations for such change (which center on the role of exogenous shocks in the form of research scandals) against more recent theoretical approaches to institutional changes, which emphasize the role of gradual change. To makes its case, the paper draws on archival and interview material focusing on the research ethics review system in the UK National Health Service. Key insights center on the minimal role scandals play in shaping changes in this regulatory setting and how these depend upon the absence of a single coherent profession (and accompanying social contract) associated with biomedical research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0162-2439
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 31 October 2016
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 03:38
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/95769

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