Call for Nominations for Committee on Human Research (CHR)

Posted on behalf of Dean Morgan Sammons, PhD:

Call for Nominations for Committee on Human Research (CHR)

The Committee on Human Research (CHR) is seeking nominations for two new members to serve three-year terms beginning January 1, 2013.

The mission of this seven-member Committee is to facilitate research with human participants that complies with prevailing ethical principles and governmental regulations, and examine issues regarding the formulation and implementation of such principles and regulations. The Committee’s purview encompasses such topics as confidentiality, decisional capacity, diversity of research populations, research dissemination, cross-disciplinary standards, international collaborations, and resource and data sharing. The committee also engages in educational and advocacy efforts in the realm of human research protections.

CHR is seeking nominees for the following areas:

  1. Applied research
  2. Community-based research

Nominees should be currently or recently engaged in research with human participants andhave served on an institutional review board (IRB) or similar body. CHR is especially seeking nominations from researchers who work with children, and highly encourages early career psychologists to apply.

Self-nominations are welcome. Nomination materials should include:

(a) A statement of interest clearly indicating which of the two areas the nominee represents, and describing their expertise, experience, and interests in contemporary human research protection issues; and,

(b) A current curriculum vita.

Nominees selected by the APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) to serve on the Committee will be required to attend two Committee meetings per year in Washington, DC, with expenses reimbursed by APA, and to participate in conference calls.

Nomination materials should be received by no later than February 1, 2012. Please submit nominations via e-mail to Jenna McGwin (jmcgwin@apa.org)

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