Human Participants in Engineering Research: Notes from a Fledgling Ethics Committee

TitleHuman Participants in Engineering Research: Notes from a Fledgling Ethics Committee
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKoepsell, D, Brinkman, W-P, Pont, S
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Date Published2015
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
KeywordsCORRUPT , design , ENGINEERING , ethics , Human , IRB , research , Testing
Abstract The legal and institutional response for protecting human subjects in the course of developing non-medical technologies, engineering, and design is currently vague, but some universities are establishing ethics committees to oversee their human subjects research even where the experiments involved are non-medical and not technically covered by the Declaration of Helsinki. The authors describe the ethics committee they launced 2 years ago we launched a pilot ethics committee at our technical university and began soliciting our colleagues to submit their studies for review. 
NotesKoepsell, David 1; Email Address: Brinkman, Willem-Paul 2; Email Address: Pont, Sylvia 3; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Values and Technology Section, Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft The Netherlands 2: The Interactive Intelligence Group, Delft University of Technology, Delft The Netherlands 3: The Perceptual Intelligence Lab, Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology, Delft The Netherlands; Source Info: Aug2015, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p1033; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Research; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: ETHICS committees; Subject Term: RESEARCH subjects (Persons); Subject Term: CORRUPT practices; Author-Supplied Keyword: Design; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics committee; Author-Supplied Keyword: Human factors; Author-Supplied Keyword: Human subjects; Author-Supplied Keyword: IRB; Author-Supplied Keyword: Testing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541710 Research and development in the physical, engineering and life sciences; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); Number of Pages: 16p; Document Type: Article