The collection documents the work of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHR). It includes meeting briefing books, drafts of the final report and related records, background materials on experiments, and correspondence of ACHR Executive Director Dan Guttman. Meetings were held between 1994 and 1995, and the collection includes copies of background materials dating back to 1900.
The collection contains documents related to U.S. bioethics commissions and other federal agencies that belonged to Barbara F. Mishkin. This includes the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, the Ethics Advisory Board, the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research Records, and the Office of Technology Assessment.
The collection consists of papers presented at the Choices on our Conscience International Symposium on Human Rights, Retardation and Research, as well as the symposium's program.. The symposium was sponsored by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation and held in October 1971.
The collection consists of materials on library ethics and medical experimentation on prisoners created by Mary Lee Bundy. Bundy (1927-1987) was a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, College of Library and Information Services. She was also one of the officers of Urban Information Interpreters, Inc., a non-profit organzation that sought to make information services accessible to the urban poor.
The National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) was established by President Bill Clinton in October 1995. This collection contains meeting materials and reports produced by NBAC, as well as the Commission's website.
The collection documents 43 meetings of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research held between 1974 and 1978 and includes briefing books, subject files, and transcripts from these meetings. The Executive’s Branch of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare established the group in 1974 and it is considered one of the first modern bioethics commissions.
The collection contains materials for the NIH's Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Human Subject Research course. It includes the syllabus and the readings for the course. The course was presented by the the NIH's Department of Clinical Bioethics at the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center from October-November 2002.