Capstone Papers-Ethical Conduct of Research

Capstone Papers-Ethical Conduct of Research

Ethical Conduct of Research

All researchers have both a legal and moral obligation to understand and adhere to ethical principles governing the conduct of health research using both humans and nonhuman animals. Events in Nuremberg and Tuskegee have shown that vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and minorities need to be protected. Animals used in research must also be protected.

ou will examine the historical antecedents of modern ethical research guidelines and the practical dimensions of those principles. Specifically, you will look at issues of informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy through the Belmont Report and the Declaration of Helsinki.

You will also examine the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in protecting animals in research and the Institutional Review Board in protecting human subjects in research.