The AABA Task Force for Ethical Study of Human Remains, chaired by Drs. Fatimah Jackson and Ben Auerbach, is focused on developing a roadmap for determining what constitutes ethical study and disposition of human remains and biological samples with consent when research is warranted. This roadmap is to be based on the desires and attitudes of descendant communities and feedback from members of the AABA. The Task Force will also release a white paper with an overview of survey results from a survey focusing on how members of the AABA work with human remains. Survey data were collected in March 2022 during the AABA conference.
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