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  1. Chad Nilep
    Chad Nilep October 21, 2011 at 4:56 pm |

    Sandra Chung has posted a letter to the Office of Human Research Protections on behalf of the Linguistic Society of America commenting on the proposed changes. In it she argues that the range of research methods used, types of data gathered, and sociocultural settings where research is performed make a biomedical model, including HIPAA privacy policies, inappropriate for some linguistic research. As a result, she argues, local IRBs should retain sufficient autonomy to ensure that protective measures are appropriate to the subjects, the data, and the setting of particular research projects.

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