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Department of Defense

Excessive Human Subjects Reveiw Board Reqs

I am in no way debating the usefulness or ethical obligation of human subject review boards, especially in DoD funded clinical research. However, the current system requires an investagator to submit IRB packages for approval at the institution the researcher is employed at regardless of whether the work is actually being conducted within that site. This requirement simply fails to reflect the collaborative nature of... more »

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Excessive paperwork regarding material tranfser agreements

The current demands for gaining approval on any piece of equipment shipped to a DoD hospital is not only excessive, but seriously endangers the health of our veterans. Here's an example: I'm coordinating a study in which a $60,000 device was donated at zero-cost by the manufacturer to assist in a research study treating veterans suffering from severe depression and suicidal ideation. This device has the ability to significantly... more »

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