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Draft Research Code Raises Hackles

Science  06 Dec 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5293, pp. 1604
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5293.1604


A draft code for research with human subjects in Canada has the research community in an uproar. Advocates say it will foster a “subject-centered perspective” in research, while critics contend it will make funding decisions vulnerable to political pressures.

  • * The Medical Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. The draft report can be found on the Internet.