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The Common Rule does not mention military service members, and hence does not protect them as a vulnerable class of people. Other laws offer protection in relations to clinical research on U.S. military service members, but they are far from the straightforward.


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  • Alternative title
    • Extended Commentary: Military Service without the Common Rule

  • Journal title
    • International Social Science Review

  • Volume
    • 94

  • Issue
    • 3

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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    • Acknowledgements:

      Harwood Garland graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology (2016) and a Master of Arts in Medicine, Science & Technology Studies (2017). He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Biomedical and Translational Sciences from the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Special thanks to the University of California Irvine School of Medicine Biomedical and Translational Science Program for their generous financial support of this research.