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4 NCSU animal_subjects - RESEARCH ETHICS MINI ROUNDS a...

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RESEARCH ETHICS MINI ROUNDS Module IV Animal Subjects in Research A n O v e r v i e w This is the fourth in a series of instructional modules and is part of the Research Ethics Initiative. Selection of materials and commentary by Nell Kriesberg, The Graduate School, with the assistance of Dr. Richard Fish, Director of University Animal Resources, North Carolina State University. All materials used in these modules are used with permission or pursuant to the fair use provisions of Section 107 of Title 17, the United States Copyright law. Further uses may be subject to the copyright law. The materials under North Carolina State University copyright may be used for non-profit educational purposes, if given the customary attribution. Commercial use is prohibited. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9818359. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF). a series of modular study units
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2 ABSTRACT This module is an overview of the current discussion about scientific integrity as it relates to working with animal subjects. In the Introduction we summarize some of the current philosophic discussion, presenting all sides of the issue, albeit in summary fashion, with resources for further study. In the Overview Section you will find a description of three different book chapters that have been widely used in classes on research ethics and animals in institutions that use animals in research. We focus on the regulations and guidelines, both at the national and local level and devote the Theme section to the training requirements at NC State. The Case Study talks about research with pigs and how this relates to dealing with issues of human welfare. In the Thinking Outside the Box section we discuss the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and ask what its involvement with and responsibility to the larger community might be. As usual, we include an annotated bibliography of articles, books and websites. I want to thank Dr. Tom Regan for his assistance in developing portions of this module. All readings mentioned in this module are available as electronic reserves via the NC State Library electronic course reserves system. To access the hyperlink, click on the title of the article or book chapter with the embedded URL indicated by the blue underlined typeface. Many of the books mentioned are also on three-day circulating print reserve. You can access the general library list of readings by going to the NC State Library home page, clicking on course reserves, and then entering GRAD500. Scroll through the pages to locate a specific reading.
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