Resources

Investigators may find it beneficial to review some of the resources listed below before submitting a human subjects request.

Regulations & General Information

Federal Regulations

Office for Human Research Protections Home Page
Protection of Human Subjects, Federal Guidelines 45 CFR 46
The Belmont Report
Declaration of Helsinki

General scientific and medical ethics

The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science at Case Western University website
Ethical Codes and Research Standards
The Nuremberg Code
Nuremberg Doctor's Trial
United States Holocaust Museum
Stanley Milgram Experiments (from Wikipedia)
CDC's Tuskegee Syphilis Study website
Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee website

Shared Responsibilities

Stuttering /"Monster" Study of 1939
Alliance for Human Research Protections (AHRP) compilation of articles

Havasupai Diabetes Study
Link to the East Valley Tribune Newspaper - search archives for story entitled "Havasupai Tribe files $50M lawsuit against ASU" published on March 17, 2004

1950s Study on Wichita Jury Deliberations
Barnes, J.A. The Ethics of Inquiry in Social Science. Delhi: Oxford University Press: 1977

Privacy and Confidentiality

Tearoom Trade Study
Humphreys, Laud: Tearoom trade; impersonal sex in public places, Chicago, Aldine Pub. Co., 1970

Tearoom Trade Study (p 66) plus general history of ethical concerns for research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
National Academy of Sciences Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and Education (BCSSE), "Protecting Participants and Facilitating Social and Behavioral Sciences Research", 2003

"Undercover Freshman" study
Nathan, Rebekah: My freshman year: what a professor learned by becoming a student. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2005

Privacy and confidentiality issues in the social and behavioral sciences
(available online: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309088526/html/)
Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and Education (BCSSE). Protecting Participants and Facilitating Social and Behavioral Sciences Research. National Academies Press, 2003.

American Statistical Association Website

Deception in Research

APA Code of Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Deception in Research and Debriefing (Sections 8.07 and 8.08)

Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science
"When is Deception Ethically Justified in Research?"

Baumrind, D. (1985). Research using intentional deception: Ethical issues revisited. American Psychologist. 40(2), 165-174
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Certificate of Confidentiality (NIH)

Risks and Benefits Module

Stanford prison experiments
Phillip Zimbardo's website documenting his infamous experiments

Federal protections for vulnerable groups:

Pregnant Women, Human Fetuses and Neonates

Prisoners

Children