Faculty Scholarship Digest
EFTHIMIOS PARASIDIS (W/ CARL H. COLEMAN ET AL.), THE ETHICS AND REGULATION OF RESEARCH WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS (2d ed. 2015).
Efthimi joins three distinguished authors, including the Director of the Office for Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for this second edition of an interdisciplinary casebook exploring the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects. Efthimi authored a new chapter on research with members of the armed forces (his substantial previous work on that subject has brought national attention) and took primary responsibility for chapters on conflicts of interest, monitoring ongoing research, compensation for research injuries, research with prisoners, and research involving emerging technologies. The book is also rigorously edited and designed to make it accessible to students in a range of graduate programs.
The result is an engaging book that compels critical discussion of issues like: Does national security justify experimentation on non-consenting members of the military? What about civilian populations? Given the unpredictable behavior of nanoparticles, does experimentation with those particles raise novel regulatory issues? How can regulators appropriately encourage clinical studies of women and other historically underrepresented populations? In addition to exploring these provocative issues, the book sets a model for casebooks at the cutting-edge of legal education: those that reach out to students in multiple fields, as well as to regulators, researchers, and other policy makers.