This workshop is designed to help researchers think beyond the compliance side of IRB protocol development to the ethical commitments that are the foundation of human subjects research regulations. We will discuss the purpose of the IRB, including a history of ethics cases and upcoming changes to ethical consideration of what counts under IRB purview.
More specifically, we will address the questions of value and the concept of human dignity, situate it in the context of human subjects cases from the 20th century, describe the normative ethical principles that guide that work, talk about the relationship between process and purpose in IRB committee work, and present some potential emerging IRB issues.
University Tower (UTWR) 211
Dr. Jonathan Beever
Assistant Professor of Ethics and Digital Culture
UCF Department of Philosophy and Texts & Technology Program
You can reach out the IRB Team members with any questions.