Protocols for protection of human participants: a comparison of five Countries

Clough, Bonnie A. and Campbell, Megan M. and Aliyeva, Turana A. and Mateo, Nino Jose and Zarean, Mostafa and O'Donovan, Analise (2013) Protocols for protection of human participants: a comparison of five Countries. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 8 (3). pp. 2-11. ISSN 1556-2646


Research ethics protocols relating to human participants were compared across five countries, namely, Australia, Azerbaijan, Iran, the Philippines, and South Africa. These countries were considered to be geographically
and culturally diverse, as well as representing
both developed and developing countries. The extent to
which the research participant is protected across cultures
and countries was investigated, with particular focus on the
use of informed consent procedures. It was argued that current ethical guidelines and practices fail to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable participants within these
cultures. Informed consent mechanisms also often fail to
consider cultural differences in self-concept, understanding
of research methods, and power differences between
researchers and participants. Discussion of these ethical
challenges and recommendations for research ethics development within these cultures and countries are discussed.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2017 06:43
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 06:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: informed consent, international comparison
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420313 Mental health services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
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