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

     But it was not animal blood and tissue. The artist, an undergraduate student at the university, had procured vials of blood from her graduate student boyfriend who was conducting Phase 1 clinical trials on the impact of a new experimental drug on HIV using a nearby prison population. The resulting months of accusations, investigations, and findings resulted in press coverage, including stories in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. The art department chair, two faculty members, and several graduate students left the university, and a broad restructuring of the Office of Research and its oversight of research protocol submissions and approvals occurred soon after.

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