Standards in research: APA's mechanism for monitoring the challenges

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Audiovisual Aids; *Behavioral Research; Conflict of Interest; Economics; *Ethics Committees; Government Regulation; Guidelines as Topic; Human Experimentation; Humans; *Psychology; Reference Standards; *Research; *Research Personnel; Research Subjects; Scientific Misconduct; Social Control, Formal; *Social Control, Informal; *Societies; *Societies, Scientific; Socioeconomic Factors; United States; Vulnerable Populations




The original purposes of the American Psychological Association's (APA's) Committee for the Protection of Human Participants in Research (CPHPR), the new purposes of the CPHPR under its new name, the Committee on Standards in Research (CSR), and the scientific and social zeitgeist that has occasioned this change are described. Also several areas of concern about research ethics that are of special interest to the current members of the CSR are identified, and communications between the CSR and APA members on these issues are encouraged. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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Citation: Am Psychol. 1991 Jul;46(7):758-66.

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