学友会セミナー Jon F. Merz先生（1/24）
講師：講師：Jon F Merz
所属・職名： Associate Professor of Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
演題：Waivers of Informed Consent for Research: A Legal and Historical Review and Consideration of Emerging Practices
概要：Waivers of informed consent for research are broadly permitted by national regulations and international ethical codes, and there is movement to expand the use of waivers in clinical trials. In this talk, I summarize several threads of current research that explore the legal and policy background to the development of waivers in United States policy and regulation. I also describe several completed and on-going systematic reviews that raise questions about the frequency of use as well as the legal and ethical legitimacy of waivers. The potential for misuse is highlighted by specific cases. The purpose of the presentation is to spur a comparative discussion of relevant norms and regulations in Japan.