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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a research unit of a standard clinical research course. Topics covered include:
- Guidelines for conducting human research
- Considerations for clinical trial participants
- Five phases of a human clinical trial
- Informed consent in standard research and in special populations
- Risks associated with research
- Ethics, legal considerations and unethical behavior
- Negating deception
- The value of institutional review boards
- Understanding the mandates and federal regulations to protect participants
- Samples and populations in clinical research
1. Conducting Research on People: General Guidelines
There are specific guidelines that must be followed when performing research. These guidelines are there to protect the subject from harm. What do you, as a researcher, have to watch out for when conducting research on people? Why do you need to be so careful?
2. Participating in Clinical Studies: Considerations & Eligibility
Clinical studies help broaden our knowledge of disease and potentially effective treatments. This lesson will explore the specifics of participating in clinical studies and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.
3. Questions to Ask When Participating in Clinical Studies
Clinical studies are important for obtaining information to increase the health and well being of human beings. This lesson will discuss the questions that should be asked before participating in a clinical study.
4. The Five Phases of Human Clinical Trials
Human clinical trials help us understand the effectiveness of a treatment. This lesson will discuss the five phases of human clinical trials and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.
5. What Is Informed Consent in Research? - Definition & Purpose
After you have figured out what you are going to research and have approval to do it, you need informed consent from the participants in your experiment. What is informed consent, and how is it different than regular consent?
6. Risks of Research: Physical Harm, Psychological Abuse & Legal Jeopardy
There are many ways a researcher can harm a participant. This lesson explores the possible harmful actions of researchers, as well as ways to avoid these harmful actions.
7. Ethical Research: Maintaining Privacy, Anonymity & Confidentiality
When performing research, there are certain expectations that a researcher must follow to protect their subjects. We will explore a few of the different ways that a subject's responses are kept from being used against them.
8. Informed Consent in Research with Special Populations
There are people who need a little bit of extra protection because they are in a vulnerable state. These are people who need additional information because they are at some risk or because they cannot make decisions on their own. We will explore some of these special populations.
9. Negating Deception in Research
Sometimes learning something through research requires a little bit of lying - nothing too big but just enough where the subject is misdirected. But what happens after the experiment? What are your responsibilities as a researcher?
10. Legal and Unethical Behavior in Research
In this lesson, explore some of the ways the ethical code and the legal system interact. Learn if it is possible to perform unethical research yet not violate the law.
11. The Importance of Institutional Review Boards in Research
If you think a researcher just runs an experiment, then you didn't know they would run the risk of losing both their position as a researcher and possibly their freedom. The importance of the Institutional Review Boards keeps them safe.
12. Protecting Research Participants: Mandated & Federal Regulations
How are laws and federal regulations protecting research participants? This lesson explores some of the ways people are protected from each other, themselves, and researchers when they are participants in a study.
13. Samples & Populations in Research: Definition
When planning an experiment, you will likely use groups of participants. This lesson explores the types of groups an experimenter can collect data from and the reason why there are different groups.
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