New Guidelines to Protect Research Participants

June 24, 2015

(Today Online) – When researchers in a human biomedical research project unintentionally come across a finding that suggests potential health risks, they sometimes face a dilemma on whether they should inform the participant about it. This issue of incidental findings from such research was among several that the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC) was trying to address when it was revising its ethics guidelines released today (June 23).