Committee on Human Research (CHR)
The charge of the Committee on Human Research is:
To facilitate the conduct of and training in scientifically and ethically responsible research involving humans, and establish and maintain cooperative relations with organizations sharing common interests.
To examine issues related to the ethics of and regulatory requirements for research involving humans and disseminate accurate information about such research.
To develop and disseminate guidelines for protecting the rights and welfare of humans involved in research, and consult on the implementation of these guidelines.
The committee consists of seven members elected by the Board of Scientific Affairs. Each year, two members are elected for a term of three years; the seventh member is elected from a slate developed jointly by the Board of Scientific Affairs and the Ethics Committee, and also serves a term of three years.
Sangeeta Panicker, PhD (email)
2014 Chair: Janine M. Jennings (2013-15)
Wake Forest University
- James DuBois (2013-15)
Washington University in St. Louis
- Cheryl A. King (2013-15)
University of Michigan
- Barton Palmer (2014-16)
University of California, San Diego
- Michael Ross (2014-16)
The University of Texas
- Barbara H. Stanley (2010-14)
- Vivian Ota Wang (2010-14)
CHR Statements and Commentaries
- Learning from Cases of Research Misconduct (APA Monitor on Psychology)
- Guidelines for Ethical Conduct of Behavioral Projects Involving Human Participants by High School Students
- The Case of Diederik Stapel
- APA Responds to Proposed Federal Changes in Human Research Protections
- APA Comments on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Human Participants Research Protections (PDF, 187KB)
- Incidental findings in research with human participants: Ethical challenges for psychologists
- Interdisciplinary and multi-site studies: Ethical challenges for psychologists
- New APA Committee on Human Research sets its agenda
- New APA Committee on Human Research offers perspective on OHRP opinion concerning university research participant pools