Saturday, March 16, 2013

"University administrations aren't interested in protection of people who they use as research animals; they're interested in lawyering up to make us all shut up."

Alice Dreger of Northwestern University wants to know why IRBs are so intent on putting up roadblocks for historians and social scientists, yet look the other way when it comes to profitable, potentially dangerous clinical research.  You can read her excellent post on IRBs  -- and the University of Minnesota research scandal -- at her Psychology Today blog.


  1. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary
    Sometimes I find small little sayings or quotes inspirational as well as insightful, reading Alice
    Deger's excellent article had the same inspirational effect.

  2. The many New Zealanders who have signed the petition will be pleased to see you quoting Edmund Hillary.