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
1. What elements of human research subject protection are governed by institutional and federal policy?
  Click here and read about about federal and institutional (IRB) regulations.
2. What are the major principles for making decisions guiding research with human subjects?
  Click here and read about the ethical principles and guidelines from the Belmont Report.

Click here and read excerpts from the Belmont Report.
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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