This day-long course addresses human research protection issues in the design, implementation, and review of research in the social sciences, with a special emphasis on research unique to behavioral and psychological scientists. The course provides investigators with a richer understanding of key ethical concepts and the tools for assessing best ethical practices in the context of behavioral science research. It also offers guidance on the preparation of protocols and effective communication with Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). Participants will receive hands-on training in a mock IRB session as they review and discuss case studies that raise relevant issues in human subjects protection, especially as it pertains to behavioral research. Participants will have an opportunity for in-depth discussion on key topics during break-out sessions and during discussion periods. The workshop is limited to 50 participants and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, immediately prior to the opening of the America Psychological Society’s 15th Annual Convention. The registration fee of $75 includes the all-day workshop, coffee, lunch, and course materials (two volumes of readings, IRB-approved protocols, and presentation handouts). All participants must pre-register.
Felice J. Levine, Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences Working Group on Human Research Protections Executive Director, American Educational Research Association
Karen Hegtvedt, Emory University
Lou Penner, University of South Florida
George Pospisil, U.S. Office of Human Research Protections
Joan Sieber, California State University, Hayward
Marjorie Speers, Executive Director, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs
Barbara Spellman, University of Virginia