Examining Best Practices for Ethical
& Successful Mental Health Research
Many questions in research ethics are empirical in nature:
• How can we enhance participants’ understanding of consent information?
• What benefits do research participants’ seek when they enroll in a study?
• Do payments to research participants increase or decrease their attention to risks in studies?
We have conducted systematic reviews of more than 100 studies on matters of ethics in mental health research in the context of a 4-year NIMH-funded scientific meeting grant (). Publications from this project include:
Click here to see a poster that summarizes key recommendations from our reviews.
Additionally, we have developed educational materials for mental health researchers with funding from an NIH T15 training grant. Materials include a textbook:
DuBois, J.M. (2008) Ethics in mental health research: Principles, guidance, and cases. (New York: Oxford University Press). Look for a second edition from OUP in 2015.
An online compendium of cases published at http://emhr.net.