Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. On Being A Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, Third Edition. Chapter on Human Participants and Animal Subjects in Research. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2009.

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  • Test on Students
    Discussion Points

    • Description: Explores when IRB approval and informed consent are needed.


    Steneck, NH. ORI: Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research, Chapter 3: The Protection of Human Subjects. US Department of Health and Human Services.


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  • A Difficult Assignment

    • Description: Explores what is considered research - informal conversational interviews?


    Macrina, FL. Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research, 4th edition. Chapter 5: Use of Humans in Biomedical Experimentation. Washington, DC: ASM Press, 2014.


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  • Survey 7: Human Subjects

    • Description: Explores the role and domain of the institutional review board and addresses circumstances under which potential research subjects might enroll in a study, whether a study should be approved, or stopped early.