What is ethics and research ethics?
- “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation”
- “a set of moral principles or values”
- “the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group
- (Source: Merriam-Webster Online)
- Moral principles and rules that guide a researcher’s actions.
Why talk about research ethics? What is the need?
To answer that question, let's look at some important research studies from the past.
1) Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
2) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
3 & 4) Milgram's Authority Study & The Stanford Prison Experiment
O.K., now that you have some knowledge of these past experiments do you have an answer to the questions asked earlier? Why talk about research ethics? What is the need?
What is the role of university research review boards?
Human Subjects Review Board:
“It is university policy that all projects involving risk to human subjects must be approved by the University Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects for Funded Research. Approval is based on established university, state and sponsoring agency guidelines for the protection of the rights and welfare of subjects at risk”
Why have IRBs?
What are some of the regulations regarding research and IRBs?
- Federal Regulations,
- State of Virginia Regulations
So, getting IRB approval would be a time-consuming task for researchers, yes?
Should researchers have more IRB discretion?
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