For Sharon Shriver, it’s a simple equation. “Poorly designed research is inherently unethical,” says the director of programs for PRIM&R.
Part of the remedy, Shriver says, is to incorporate ethical considerations into study design. “It’s not a focus for institutional review boards [IRBs], but it should be,” she notes.
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