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This guide provides an overview of sociology resources and materials available through NYU Libraries.
University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS)
At NYU, all research involving human subjects (funded or not funded) must be reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before being carried out. The UCAIHS, which serves as NYU's IRB for Washington Square units, is authorized by the federal government to review and approve research involving human subjects. Their site will help you:
Determine if your work must be reviewed and approved by the UCAIHS;
Understand federal regulations and NYU policies concerning human subjects in research;
Prepare an application for review and approval to the UCAIHS;
Respond to any concerns or requested revisions the UCAIHS may request after the initial review.
Social Psychology Network
Maintained by Scott Plous, Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University, Social Psychology Network is one of the largest internet sites devoted to psychological research and teaching and serves as a good general resource across the social sciences. Of particular interest is Research Ethics and Institutional Review, which falls under the Research Methods and Statistics section. Useful links include:
Here is a selection of books on research ethics. For additional books both in print and online, search our online catalog for the subject heading: Social sciences -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.