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Title Defending the indefensible?
Long Title Defending the indefensible?
Contributor/Contact Daniel T. Lackland, DRPH (lackland@musc.edu)
Contributor Details Daniel T. Lackland, DRPH
Department of Neurosciences
Institute of Human Values in Health Care
Medical University of South Carolina
19 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403
Case Study Provided An independent audit at the University of Arkansas found that researchers obtained Human Immunodeficiency Virus tests on subjects without their consent; could not provide informed consent documents for all subjects enrolled in the protocols; and did not appropriately obtain witnessed signatures for demented patients enrolled in research protocols. The assessment further found that researchers did not report deaths occurring during the course of the protocol, although these deaths were most likely not related to the research.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor I. Dodd Wilson defended the centers practices, citing patient protection as priority. He did say that certain practices were slow and required some improvement.

The report from the auditors is 280 pages and very detailed.
Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership Topics No Data acquisition_management_sharing and ownership Topics
Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities Topics No mentor and trainee responsibilities topics
Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Topics No publication practices and responsible authorship topics
Peer Review Topics No peer review topics
Collaborative Science Topics No collaborative science topics
Research Misconduct Topics
Significance of misconduct,
Factors that contribute to scientific misconduct,
Other serious deviations from scientific best practices,
Responding to observed misconduct
Conflicts of Interest, Law and Policy Topics No conflicts of interest_law_and policy topics
Human Subjects Human subjects research

URL https://sctr.musc.edu/
RCR Keyword Research Misconduct
Other RCR Keywords Auditors; Demented Patients; Did Not Report Deaths; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Tests; IRB, No Consents; No Informed Consent Documents; Protocol; Reports; University of Arkansas
Type of Case

Source for Topic Areas Du Bois, J., & Dueker, J. (2009). Teaching and Assessing the Responsible Conduct of Research: A Delphi Consensus Panel Report. Journal of Research Administration, 40(1), 49-70.


Topic revision: r2 - 12 Nov 2011 - 16:21:16 - MarkYarborough
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