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A Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics

  • Maria W. Merritt mail,

    mmerritt@jhsph.edu

    Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alain B. Labrique,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Joanne Katz,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mahbubur Rashid,

    Affiliation: JiVitA Project (USAID-Bangladesh Health and Population Programmes - Johns Hopkins University), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Keith P. West Jr.,

    Affiliation: Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Joan Pettit

    Affiliation: Institutional Review Board Office, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: October 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000349
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Maria W. Merritt
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Alain B. Labrique
Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Joanne Katz, Keith P. West Jr.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Mahbubur Rashid
JiVitA Project (USAID-Bangladesh Health and Population Programmes - Johns Hopkins University), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Joan Pettit
Institutional Review Board Office, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mmerritt@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MWM ABL JK MR KPW JP. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: MWM ABL JK MR KPW JP. Wrote the first draft of the paper: MWM. Contributed to the writing of the paper: MWM ABL JK MR KPW JP. Coordinated co-authors' contributions to the paper through successive drafts, revisions, and final version: MWM. Conducted field studies and ethics training practices that informed the Field Guide and paper; helped write the Field Guide: ABL JK MR KPW. Wrote the first draft of the Field Guide and coordinated subsequent revisions: JP.