2.95 Use of humans

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Researchers enroll tens of thousands of people in experiments each year. In many cases, the participants benefit profoundly from the experience. On the other hand, some are harmed. How do we minimize the risks to each individual, insure that moral rights are protected, and maximize overall well-being?

Here are six basic guidelines:

1. Minimize the risks to the person on whom the research is being conducted.

2. Insure the risks that remain to the person are proportionate to the potential benefits the research may bring them.

3. Provide everyone with sufficient information about the research that they can make an informed decision about whether to participate.

4. Obtain their informed consent in writing prior to beginning the project.

5. Maintain their privacy.

6. Allow subjects to withdraw from the project at any time.

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Author: Gary Comstock
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Last Updated: 2008-02-04