Adjudicating entitlements: the emerging discourses of research ethics boards.

@article{Whittaker2005AdjudicatingET,
  title={Adjudicating entitlements: the emerging discourses of research ethics boards.},
  author={E. T. Whittaker},
  journal={Health},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={513-35}
}
Research ethics boards adjudicate between competing sacred discourses in the knowledge industries. The traditional rights of researchers to initiate and conduct enquiry, the rights of research subjects to have stewardship over their own experiential knowledge and the legal responsibilities of universities and other institutions often compete in the process of adjudication. The justification narrative leading to the establishment of boards is reviewed along with the governmental and… CONTINUE READING

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