Major Federal Regulations Governing Social Science Research

by Arturo Gandara

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Provides administrators, project leaders, and researchers with background on the major federal regulations governing research in the social sciences. The report will be helpful to contractor facilities in establishing policy and procedures as well as to those concerned with detailed exploration of the regulations applicable to specific grants or contracts. Specifically discussed are OMB's jurisdiction over research through the Federal Reports Act, HEW and DOE regulations regarding the protection of human subjects, LEAA research regulations, regulations regardng the confidentiality of alcohol abuse research, the Privacy Act and The Freedom of Information Act. Also discussed are issues of informed consent and sanctions for noncompliance with the various statutes and regulations.

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