Human Subjects in Research

DNAWhile private and federal funding sources for research have produced an increase of beneficial knowledge through research, they have also impacted guidelines for human subjects in research. Although most researchers seek to observe ethical research practices, history is replete with examples of researchers mistreating and abusing human subjects. Populations subject to misconduct have included, but are not limited to students, prisoners, disenfranchised and disadvantaged members of society, institutionalized patient populations, laboratory assistants and others. Ethical violations in research have led to national and international efforts to develop ethical principles and codes to protect the welfare and rights of human research subjects.

The links to the left are provided to ensure that all NMU faculty, staff and students involved in using human subjects in their research do so in a way that meets the university’s high academic and ethical standards.

 

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Guidelines and Policy

Qualtrics

Application and Forms

Sample Consent Forms

Training Modules

*NOTE: CITI Human Subjects modules expire after four years. 

 

Research Compliance & Ethics 

 

NIH has recently opened additional FREE training options for clinical researchers. This is not a replacement for CITI training, but an in depth class in clinical research. Check it out! 

 

The Graduate Education and Research Office and Grants and Contracts Office presents Workshops for Students, a series of workshops to help you achieve success in your research.
 Below are links to the latest workshop recording and slides.
 
Video presentation:
https://wildcast.nmu.edu/episode.php?id=8A305D3E-0926-B0FC-A06A-B3AE48D79E75
 
PowerPoint Slides:
http://www.nmu.edu/online/sites/DrupalOnline/files/UserFiles/PDFs/10.22.18_gradstudies_ethics_compliance.pdf
 
You can find out about future workshops at http://www.nmu.edu/graduatestudies/workshops. For further information contact the Graduate Education and Research Office at graduate@nmu.edu.

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