Stark on Her New Book “Behind Closed Doors”

David PesciFebruary 8, 20121min
Assist. Prof. Laura Stark talks about the evolution of IRBs and discusses some fascinating medical history

Mitch Smith from Inside Higher Ed discussed Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research with the book’s author Laura Stark, assistant professor of science in society, assistant professor of sociology, assistant professor of environmental studies. The discussion included, among other things, Stark’s observations on the mystery surrounding IRBs (Institutional Review Boards) to how she got access to information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and some of the more interesting details she discovered during her research.