UNC Behavioal Lab: Information for Researchers: Ethical Research and Regulatory Compliance

Office of Human Research Ethics
Required Human Research Ethics Training, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
Additional Reading
Office of Human Research Ethics
  The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) is responsible for ethical regulatory oversight at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that involves human subjects. OHRE supports and oversees the work of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). The OHRE website is:
  Important Contact information:
    919-966-3113 - phone
    919-966-7879 - fax

Medical School Building 52

105 Mason Farm Road
    CB # 7097
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7097
Required Human Research Ethics Training
  CITI training is required of all faculty, staff and students who are engaged in the planning, conduct or analysis of research at UNC-Chapel Hill that involves human subjects.
  The CITI web-course satisfies that requirement, and may take three to four hours to complete. The course covers:
- History
- Human Participation Basics
- Informed Consent
- IRB Review
- Ongoing Protections
- International Research
  Upon completion, the website produces a certificate that can be printed out and kept on file.
Additional Reading
  A number of articles have been published concerning the application of ethical standards to behavioral research. The investigator can become acquainted with this literature beginning with this short list of articles:

American Psychological Association (1992). Ethical standards of psychologists and code of conduct. American Psychologist, 47, 1597-1611.

American Psychological Association (1982). Ethical principles in the conduct of research with human participants. Washington, D.C.

Benne, K.D. (1965). The social responsibilities of the behavioral scientist. Journal of Social Issues, 21 (whole).

Cook, S. (1971). Proposed ethical standards for psychological research with humans. APA Monitor, 2.

King, A. J., & Spector, A. J. (1963). Ethical and legal aspects of survey research. American Psychologist, 18, 204 - 208.

Messick, S. (1965). Personality measurement and the ethics of assessment. American Psychologist, 20, 136 - 142.

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