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: Integration Questions
 
   
 
6. What principles form the basis for the federal government’s guidelines for responsible use of animals in research?
  Click here and read about the appropriate use of animals in research and considering alternatives to animal use.
7. What are the oversight mechanisms for animal research facilities?
  Click here and read about oversight, including voluntary accreditation, for institutions that engage in research with animals.
 
 
 
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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