Part II: Writing and Submitting Your Manuscript
Using Human Subjects and Animals in Research
Ethical considerations also arise when conducting research involving human and nonhuman animals. For human subjects these include obtaining informed consent and protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects. For animals, researchers should determine whether their research is of sufficient potential significance to justify the use of animals, and whether the procedures used might produce pain.12
Each campus at the University of Colorado has an institutional review board (IRB) that reviews all research conducted by faculty staff, or students that involving human subjects. Information and forms are available on their websites. The actions of each IRB are guided by the principles set forth by the Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research (Belmont Report) and will be performed in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy, and regulations at 45 CFR 46 (also known as the “Common Rule”), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) policy, and regulations at 21 CFR 50 and 21 CFR 56.
Editors and peer reviewers pay particular attention to the research design of studies that involve human and nonhuman participants. Make sure your research complies with all applicable policies, regulations, and laws.
12 American Psychological Association, "Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals," http://www.apa.org/science/anguide.html (19 April 2013).