AHRP Initiatives

AHRP Initiatives


Campaign for the Protection of Vulnerable Individuals

September 13, 2002: National Disability Rights Activists Oppose Cal. AB2328

September 5, 2002: Do the Ends Justify the Means in Human Research?

September 4, 2002: AHRP Replies to OHRP Response re Surrogate Consent (ARDS Study).

August 28, 2002: OHRP Response to AHRP re: Surrogate Consent (ARDS Study).

July 29, 2002: University of California, San Francisco: Patients Rights Violated

July 26, 2002: Stop California AB 2328 (Unauthorized Consent to Research)

July 25, 2002: AHRP Questions Ethics of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Study

June 10, 2002: Memorandum in Opposition to California AB 2328

Campaign for Informed Consent

April 5, 2003: AHRP Comments: DHHS COI Guidance for Human Subject Protection – These comments include a model self-executing conflict of interest affidavit, which AHRP has developed and is proposing for use.

The ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP) is launching a campaign to help ordinary citizens protect themselves from harmful, or unwanted medical research. AHRP is urging all people who are asked to participate in a clinical trial to take an active role in protecting themselves from preventable harmful adverse consequences. Research involves greater risks than standard treatment therefore caution and precautions are advisable. AHRP urges anyone considering taking part in a research project to become informed, to speak up, and to ask the questions suggested below. The doctor conducting the project should provide the answers in writing.

Campaign for the Protection of Children

October 1, 2001: AHRP Amicus Brief Supporting Maryland Court of Appeals Landmark Decision in Higgins v Kennedy Kriger Institute

August 16, 2001: Summary and Background of Maryland Decision, and Link to Text of 
Court Ruling

April, 2001: Comments Submitted to the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) by Vera Hassner Sharav and Marie M. Cassidy, Ph.D, D.Sc.

April 10, 2000: Letter to the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) by Vera Hassner Sharav regarding the "schizophrenia prevention" experiment at Yale University.