Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics



SPECIAL SECTION: ETHICAL LIMITS IN HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH

Committee for Oversight of Research Involving the Dead (CORID): Insights from the First Year


LAUREL L.  YASKO  a1 , MARK  WICCLAIR  a2 and MICHAEL A.  DeVITA  a3
a1 Laurel L. Yasko, B.S.N., C.C.R.C., is Director of the Office of Clinical Research, Health Sciences, and Coordinator of the Committee for Oversight of Research Involving the Dead (CORID), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
a2 Mark Wicclair, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Community Medicine, West Virginia University, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Part-Time Instructor of Bioethics, and Center for Bioethics and Health Law Faculty, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
a3 Michael A. DeVita, M.D., is Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine and Chair of the UPMC Ethics Committee, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Research involving the dead has not been regulated, and little, if any, institutional oversight has been provided. As a result, the numbers and types of research projects involving the dead are at best poorly characterized and at worst, unknown. The University of Pittsburgh instituted a mechanism for oversight of such research in June 2002. In this article, we report the experience of that oversight body, the Committee for Oversight of Research Involving the Dead (CORID), during its first 18 months.



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