Compensation Background

 Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

1. Define compensation for research-related injury.

2. Distinguish between injuries incurred during research and injuries incurred in non-research contexts.

3. Describe ethical justifications for compensating injured research participants.

4. Identify and consider the challenges encountered in providing compensation for research-related injury.

5. Describe the different systems through which injured research participants can be compensated.

6. Describe current systems of compensation for research-related injury in the United States and compare them with other approaches used around the world.


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Ethically Sound Episodes

The Bioethics Commission has launched a new podcast series entitled Ethically Sound.  

Each podcast is playable direct online from the link(s) below or from SoundCloud, iTunes or the Ethically Sound Playlist on Youtube.  Follow the hashtag #EthicallySound for launch announcements.

Safeguarding Children

Ethics and Ebola

Anticipate and Communicate

Privacy & Progress

Gray Matters

New Directions

Moral Science

Ethically Impossible

Bioethics for Every Generation

Charting a Path Forward

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