A non-paternalistic model of research ethics and oversight: assessing the benefits of prospective review

J Law Med Ethics. Winter 2012;40(4):930-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2012.00722.x.


This paper offers a non-paternalistic justification for prospective research review as providing a credible social assurance that the institutions of scientific advancement respect and affirm the moral equality of all community members and as creating a "market" in which stakeholders working to advance diverse ends also advance the common good.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / ethics*
  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration
  • Dissent and Disputes
  • Ethics Committees, Research / ethics*
  • Ethics Committees, Research / organization & administration
  • Human Experimentation / ethics*
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational
  • Organizational Culture
  • Paternalism
  • Social Justice
  • Social Responsibility*
  • Trust
  • United States