Brief History of Human Subject Protection
The important of human subject protection cannot be over emphasized. Unethical research is common before National Research Act was implemented in 1974.However, the IRB system is endangered by excessive paperwork. Many complains come from research community such as over regulation and under protection of research subjects. Revised common rule was issued in 2017 to resolve these complains. Human subject protection in Taiwan was enforced by Human Subjects Research Act in 2011. However, the difference between Eastern and Western cultures did not well addressed in human subject protection practice. More academic and practical reflections are needed to improve human subject protection in Taiwan.