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OHRP Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the National Research Act

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July 12, 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the National Research Act. The National Research Act was a response to public outcry that the federal government let hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years to study the impact of the disease on the human body. The Act included creation of federal rules to protect human participants in research. It also led to the establishment of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research to identify ethical standards to guide human research. This OHRP commemorative event will reflect on what happened following the passage of the National Research Act, showcase the diverse role research participants play in contemporary research, and consider what future scientific advances may mean for research participants and public trust in research.


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ICTR Lunch & Learn Presentation- July 9, 2024


July 12, 2024


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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