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Responsible Conduct in Research

Ethical considerations take place at all stages of pursuing a scholarly project, from developing a question, to collecting and analyzing data, to sharing the final project. Regardless of the discipline or type of project, it is important to familiarize yourself with what it means to conduct research in a responsible and ethical manner.

Projects that work with Animals
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees all aspects of projects that involve the use of vertebrate animals.

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Projects that work with People
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees all projects that gather information from people.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)


Ted Bitner
Lee G. Hall Distinguished Visiting Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and
Scientific Research Coordinator in the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
(765) 658-4004, tedbitner@depauw.edu