Public Policy/Advocacy

Protecting Human Subjects

President Virginia Dominguez has submitted a detailed analytic response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concerning an advance notice of proposed rulemaking for human subjects research protections. In August, she asked the AAA Committee on Ethics to study the proposed rules and assess their impact on anthropological research. The present analytic response, which was submitted to the Association by the Committee, was authored by Rena Lederman (Princeton U) and Lise Dobrin (U Virginia) and prepared after extensive consultation with a range of anthropologists, as well as the AAA Officers, Executive Director and Legal Counsel.
Click here to download a copy (.pdf) of President Dominguez's transmittal letter and AAA's submitted comments for the record.