A framework for risk-benefit evaluations in biomedical research.

  title={A framework for risk-benefit evaluations in biomedical research.},
  author={Annette Rid and David S. Wendler},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  volume={21 2},
Essentially all guidelines and regulations require that biomedical research studies have an acceptable risk-benefit profile. However, these documents offer little concrete guidance for implementing this requirement and determining when it is satisfied. As a result, those charged with risk-benefit evaluations currently assess the risk-benefit profile of biomedical research studies in unsystematic ways, raising concern that some research participants are not being protected from excessive risks… CONTINUE READING

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