News & CommentRESEARCH ETHICS

New Rules on Human Subjects Could End Debate in Canada

Science  05 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5369, pp. 1521
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5369.1521

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Wayne Kondro OTTAWA-- Later this month, Canada's three government research funding agencies will issue Canadian researchers a new code of conduct for research involving human subjects, a copy of which has been obtained by Science. The 84-page document represents a delicate compromise on issues ranging from the use of deception in social science research to definitions of what constitutes minimal risk for research subjects. Government and council officials have declined comment until the formal release of the new policy on 15 June.