Protection of Human Subjects in Non-Biomedical Research: A Tutorial


This comprehensive tutorial provides an introduction to the main ethical issues involved with involving human subjects in non-biomedical research. It includes chapters on the history of human subjects in research, federal regulations that happy, an overview of the IRB system, informed consent, special protections for vulnerable subjects, and ethical issues that can arise during research. 


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This tutorial is adapted from “Protection of Human Subjects in Research” by Shelley Bizila, Director of Research Compliance, Research and Sponsored Programs, Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis (2000). This version was prepared by Kenneth D. Pimple, Ph.D., in consultation with the Human Subjects Protection Education Committee of Indiana University. Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information herein, but it should be noted that this tutorial is not a policy statement.