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Submitted by Marguerite Berger on
What are the guidelines related to informed consent and volunterism for non-medical reserach? Are they the same as for any reserach involving human subjects? Do parrticipants in the control group have to be informed about the benefits that may be denied to them? How can I find these guidelines? I noticed that the 3ie site contains only the following mention in its guidelines, which seems vague, only singling out "do no harm", which is only one of the usual principles: "Finally, 3ie adheres to strict ethical standards in data collection and expects grantees to follow do no harm principles in all contexts. Investigators will be required to obtain ethical clearance with the appropriate institutions in conducting their studies." Also not specified are what the "appropriate institutions" are. Where can I find more information and specific guidance? thanks! MB