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Ethics in Research 

Ethics in Research
Ethics in Research

Ian M. MacFarlane

, Patricia McCarthy Veach

, and Bonnie S. LeRoy

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date: 27 November 2020

Ethical practice is essential not only for one’s own research, but for the integrity of all who conduct research and for the protection of the public. This chapter defines research integrity, outlines guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding ethical research, and discusses the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) in the research process. While each IRB will have different application requirements and processes, common aspects are presented, including informed consent documents, and specification of research participants and research procedures. Recommendations to avoid plagiarism, copyright infringement, and conflicts of interest are presented, as well as a checklist for reviewing potential ethical issues in your research.

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