Community Engagement in Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research

Learning Objectives

Students should be able to:

1. Discuss the benefits, challenges, and ethical reasons to conduct community-engaged research.

2. Understand and discuss the differences between community engagement, community consent, and informed consent and be able to apply each concept appropriately in reference to a given research project under consideration.

3. Consider different means by which to engage communities in domestic and international research and how to determine the desired level of engagement in research. 


Download module here.

Download the Background module on community engagement here.


Listen to "Episode 7: Moral Science", an episode of Ethically Sounda podcast of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.



Ethically Sound Episodes

The Bioethics Commission has launched a new podcast series entitled Ethically Sound.  

Each podcast is playable direct online from the link(s) below or from SoundCloud, iTunes or the Ethically Sound Playlist on Youtube.  Follow the hashtag #EthicallySound for launch announcements.

Safeguarding Children

Ethics and Ebola

Anticipate and Communicate

Privacy & Progress

Gray Matters

New Directions

Moral Science

Ethically Impossible

Bioethics for Every Generation

Charting a Path Forward

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