May 182014
 
 May 18, 2014  Breaches, Youth & Schools

Wes Platt reports:

Ethics officers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill never approved Mary Willingham’s research into student-athletes because, they wrote, it didn’t seem to meet a threshold that would require approval.

But that, according to Daniel K. Nelson, director of UNC’s Office of Human Research Ethics, was because her study – specifically an examination of the incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning disabilities among freshman student-athletes – would use secondary data analysis and wouldn’t identify students.

That changed when she started talking to the media, according to documents obtained from UNC by The Herald-Sun.

Read more on The Herald-Sun.

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