Module 1: Section 1: History
Before discussing the current system for the protection of human subjects in research, it is important to review two significant historical events that have influenced current ethical guidelines and EPA regulations.
These events are:
- Nazi medical atrocities committed during World War II
- The Syphilis study at Tuskegee
The objectives of this section are:
- To understand the goals and principles of human subjects protection
- To understand how various historical events led to the creation of today's regulations