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McMaster Sociologist Karen Robson picture in a school hallway

Research ethics: are we minimizing harm or maximizing bureaucracy?

Drs. Karen Robson and Reana Maier address bureaucratic overreach of research ethics board in an op-ed in University Affairs magazine. They ask, “Do we have any evidence that this level of procedural minutiae is providing improved protection of research participants or preventing unethical research?

Oct 10, 2018

Drs. Robson and Maier are concerned that “ethics creep” has become “ethics sprawl,” and that the effect might be to slow down the production of knowledge. You can read the entire piece at University Affairs magazine.