This week, in a Health in Action article published in PLoS Medicine, Maria Merritt and colleagues (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) report on a Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics that they have developed to help train field workers in research ethics. The Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics is freely available to the public. In this article the authors address how to identify field training needs and meet high standards of research ethics at every level of human subject interaction.
Funding: MWM's work on this manuscript was supported by a career development award from the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program (http://www.greenwallfsp.org/). JK's work on this manuscript was partially supported by US National Institutes of Health grants ES015558 and HD061712. The funders had no role in the decision to submit the manuscript or in its preparation.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Citation: Merritt MW, Labrique AB, Katz J, Rashid M, West KP Jr., et al. (2010) A Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics. PLoS Med 7(10): e1000349. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000349
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