The Illinois White Paper

@article{Gunsalus2007TheIW,
  title={The Illinois White Paper},
  author={C. K. Gunsalus and Edward M. Bruner and Nicholas C. Burbules and Leon Decosta Dash and Matthew W. Finkin and Joseph P. Goldberg and William T. Greenough and Gregory A. Miller and Michael G. Pratt and Masumi Iriye and Deb Aronson},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={617 - 649}
}
Our system of research self-regulation, designed to provide internal checks and balances for those who participate in research involving human subjects, is under considerable stress. Much of this crisis has been caused by what we call mission creep, in which the workload of IRBs has expanded beyond their ability to handle effectively. Mission creep is caused by rewarding wrong behaviors, such as focusing more on procedures and documentation than difficult ethical questions; unclear definitions… Expand
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