CommentaryEthics

360 Degrees of Human Subjects Protections in Community-Engaged Research

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Science Translational Medicine  18 Aug 2010:
Vol. 2, Issue 45, pp. 45cm23
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001162

Figures

  • Fig. 1. Community involvement.

    Members of the Washington Park community, which adjoins the University of Chicago, partner with scientists at that university in research on obesity and diabetes, two health problems with high prevalence on the Southside of Chicago.

    CREDIT: DANIELLE DAI FOR THE CHICAGO POLICY RESEARCH TEAM/UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

Tables

  • Table 1. Risks to well-being and agency at the individual and group level.

     

    Process risks to well-beingOutcome risks to well-beingRisks to agency
    Individual (A-level)Physical and psychosocial risks of the research interactionPhysical and psychosocial risks of research findingsRisk of undermining personal autonomy/authority
    Individual by group association (B-level)Physical and psychosocial identity risks of the research interactionPhysical and psychosocial identity risks of research findingsRisk of group decisions undermining personal autonomy/authority

    Risk of individual decisions undermining group autonomy/authority
    Community (C-level)Risks to group’s structure and function because of engagement in researchRisks to group’s structure and function because of research findingsRisk of undermining the group’s moral and sociopolitical authority

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