Protecting Human Subjects in Student Inquiry Projects

Additional educational and policy resources

NIH Protecting Human Research Participants training
A free on-line tutorial provided by the federal National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research.

Human Subjects Research case studies
A collection of case studies of social/behavioral research projects, intended to illuminate key principles of research ethics, provided by the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education

Informed Consent tutorial
On-line training in the issues and procedures involved in securing informed consent in social/behavioral research with human subjects, provided by the University of Minnesota

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) information
Description of the CITI educational program, hosted by the University of Miami, used by many institutions to meet federal requirements for training in human subjects protection. Annual institutional fee is currently $2500.

Interview with author of new book on IRBs
An Inside Higher Ed interview with Laura Stark, a sociologist at Wesleyan University and author of Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research (University of Chicago Press, 2012) (We will have a copy of the book at the symposium.)