Inside Higher Ed
June 3rd, 2015
Many scholars complain that institutional review boards unreasonably
delay or block studies involving human research subjects. A new book, The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human-Subject Research
(MIT Press), doesn't see IRBs as fixable, but as an inherently flawed
system. The author -- Carl E. Schneider is Chauncey Stillman Professor
of Law and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan
-- responded via email to questions about his book's themes.