Protectingpeople in research: a comparison between biomedical and traffic research
2007 (English)In: Science and Engineering Ethics, ISSN 1353-3452, E-ISSN 1471-5546, Vol. 13, no 1, 99-115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Trafficresearch shares a fundamental dilemma with other areas of empirical research inwhich humans are potentially put at risk. Research is justified because it canimprove safety in the long run. Nevertheless, people can be harmed in theresearch situation. Hence, we need to balance short-term risks againstlong-term safety improvements, much as in other areas of research with humansubjects. In this paper we focus on ethical issues that arise when human beingsare directly affected in the performance of research by examining how theethical requirements in biomedical research can inform traffic research. Afterintroducing the basic ethical requirements on biomedical research, each of themajor requirements is discussed in relation to traffic research. We identifythe main areas where biomedical research and traffic research differ, and wherethe ethical requirements from the former cannot easily be transferred to thelatter. We then point to some of the issues that need to be addressed for asystematic approach to the ethics of traffic research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 13, no 1, 99-115 p.
biomedicine, declaration of helsinki, informed consent, research ethics, traffic research, principlism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144027DOI: 10.1007/s11948-006-0001-3ISI: 000249551200008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34548738978OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-144027DiVA: diva2:710192
QC 201404072014-04-042014-04-042014-08-27Bibliographically approved