Truth is the beginning of every good thing... and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of the truth, for then he can be trusted. – Plato

It seems paradoxical that scientific research, in many ways one of the most questioning and skeptical of human activities, should be dependent on personal trust. But the fact is that without trust the research enterprise could not function. – Arnold Relman
Chapter 4: The Devil is in the Details

     Ramona also recalled the unpleasant experience with the IRB and university lawyers surrounding a new faculty, Gilda, whom she and Brad had met at their Forest Heights neighborhood block party the past August. The trailing spouse of a new faculty member in biochem, Gilda was hired as an instructor in art. When Manning’s gallery directors left that fall -- the director to Northwestern University’s Block Museum and the assistant director to the Chinese Museum of Art and Culture at Louisiana State University, Gilda volunteered to take on the extra responsibilities.

     The first show under Gilda’s guidance was a controversial one. The works reflected images of global tragedy – the Holocaust, September 11, genocide around the world -- and the resulting political and humanitarian efforts to offer healing, recovery, and peace. Richard Notkin curated the show, and the works of internationally known artists such as Sally Brogden, Moema Furtado, Todd Johnson, Beauvais Lyons, and Phoebe Toland were included. One student-produced piece garnered particularly strong reactions. It depicted the politics and health tragedy surrounding HIV on the African continent. Rumor had it that the crimson on the canvas was real blood. Late one Saturday night, the gallery was vandalized and the canvas scraped of its paint by members of an animal-rights organization who believed they would discover that animal blood had been used.

Research Ethics
Chapter 4: The Devil is in the Details
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses research with human subjects, including risks, protections, and policies governing responsible research conduct. Research with animals is also discussed. Upon completion of this chapter we hope that you can identify the ethical issues and complexities in research with humans and animals. We want you to learn about the rules, guidelines, and behaviors associated with responsible research.

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