Assessing Research Risks Systematically: The Net Risks Test
Wendler, D. Miller, F.G.
Journal of Medical Ethics 2007 August; 33(8): 481-486
Dual-track assessment directs research ethics committees (RECs) to assess the risks of research interventions based on the unclear distinction between therapeutic and non-therapeutic interventions. The net risks test, in contrast, relies on the clinically familiar method of assessing the risks and benefits of interventions in comparison to the available alternatives and also focuses attention of the RECs on the central challenge of protecting research participants.
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Refuting the Net Risks Test: A Response to Wendler and Miller's "Assessing Research Risks Systematically" Weijer, Charles; Miller, P.B. (2007-08)Earlier in the pages of this journal (p 481), Wendler and Miller offered the "net risks test" as an alternative approach to the ethical analysis of benefits and harms in research. They have been vocal critics of the dominant ...