Web Exercises

  1. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) offers an extensive online training course in the basics of human subjects protections issues. Go to the public access CITI site at www.citiprogram.org/rcrpage.asp?affiliation=100 and complete the course in social and behavioral research. Write a short summary of what you have learned.
  2. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services main­tains extensive resources concerning the protection of human subjects in research. Read several documents that you find on its website, www.hhs.gov/ohrp, and write a short report about them.
  3. Read the entire ASA Code of Ethics at the website of the ASA Ethics Office, www.asanet.org/images/asa/docs/pdf/CodeofEthics.pdf. Discuss the difference between the aspira­tional goals and the enforceable rules.