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Finding Our Way in the Early Days

Pat Pattullo discusses the early days of research oversight at academic institutions and the advent of IRBs. Dean Gallant comments on key changes in the 70s and 80s. (March, 2014)

Topics include:

6:28  Assistant dean at Harvard and the Soviet exchange program
9:20  Timothy Leary and Dick Alpert
17:10  Protesting proposed regulations regarding sociobehavioral research (Watch excerpt)
31:05  The first IRB at Harvard
34:39  A definition of what "research with humans" means  (Watch excerpt)
42:10  Student research
53:46  The fantasy letter