Protection for Human Subjects Researchers Under Threat of Subpoena

Aug 16, 2024, 9:00 am5:00 pm


Event Description

About the conference

What happens when academic records are subpoenaed? Individuals, organizations, and the U.S. Congress have subpoenaed human subject researchers for information on research subjects. This conferences discusses cases where researchers have been subpoenaed, presents challenges researchers have experienced when attempting to access support in the event of a subpoena (from IRBs, University general counsels, and outside counsel), and considers what individuals, professional societies, and institutions can and should do in response to "protected" data being subpoenaed.

Participants include legal scholars, lawyers who have litigated cases, & representatives from IRBs, OGCs, NIH, NSF, AAAS, NAS, the Department of Education, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Guiding Questions

  • What are the kinds of cases human-subjects scholars are asked to release information about their research subjects?
  • What are the current protections available to scholars?
  • What kinds of policies and infrastructure could help scholars experiencing or at risk of such compelled

Contributions to and/or sponsorship of any event does not constitute departmental or institutional endorsement of the specific program, speakers, or views presented.

The Langfeld Fund of the Department of Psychology, the Office of the Dean for Research, and the School of Public and International Affairs
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