IRB protocol example 2


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1 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY HUMAN SUBJECTS-INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD PROTOCOL NARRATIVE Prior approval by the Human Subjects-Institutional Review Board is required for all research involving human subjects to be conducted by SJSU students, staff, or faculty. Procedures may not begin until approval is received. The following information is provided to assist you in preparing your protocol narrative for review by the Human Subjects-Institutional Review Board. Your responses should be written in a manner which can be understood by a non-specialist. Please complete all sections of this template. If any section is not applicable, list the heading and simply indicate “N/A.” Instructions are bracketed and in italics. Please remove instructions prior to submission. I. APPLICATION II . PROJECT TITLE Role of gender identity, gender role and cultural factors in mediating the relationship between HIV/AIDS & Tourism in India III . INVESTIGATORS AND STAFFING NAME OF INDIVIDUAL QUALIFICATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES Soma Sen Asst. Professor Proposal Development, questionnaire development, Data Analysis Shalini Gambhir Program Head Data Collection Primary Investigator(s) Signature: _________________________________________________________________________________________ IV . INVOLVEMENT OF OTHER INSTITUTIONS 1) Bangalore Medical Services Trust & Research Institute 2) Swasti V . ABSTRACT This proposed research project is designed to increase the understanding of the relationship between HIV/AIDS and tourism in India and how gender roles and cultural expectations mediate this relationship. According to the UAIDS (2008), by the year 2010, there will be more adults living with HIV in India than the entire continent of Africa, a majority of whom will be women. India is a gendered society, which means that human relations in socio-economic, political and cultural realms are determined by gendered perception. Thus the status of a vast majority of Indian women is
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2 determined by their gender. Because of the perpetuation of age-old taboos, superstitions, prejudices, women in many parts of India are still judged to be of inferior intrinsic worth, a burden to society, and hence, a legitimate target for discrimination, abuse and human rights violations. Due to the impoverished socio-economic conditions that prevail in many parts of India, often women are bought from poor families or kidnapped while begging and forced into sexual activities with tourists for meager amounts. This issue is further compounded by cultural and familial obligations. It is not unusual then for women to enter into the sex industry, voluntarily or involuntarily to earn a living. Globalization has had a profound impact on the lives of women by further aggravating these issues
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