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This chapter focuses primarily on the protection of human participants in D & I studies. It begins by reviewing the Belmont principles that undergird US research regulations and considering the ethical case for D & I research. It then proceeds to examine some ethical issues that might arise during the course of a public health, D & I research agenda in middle schools. It covers the ethical case for D & I research and common ethical challenges. The chapter also discusses strategies for ethical decision-making. While these strategies may be beneficial to all researchers, the authors believe they are of particular value to dissemination and implementation researchers because the nature of their work–context specific, complex, and unfamiliar to many peers, collaborators, and reviewers–means they will deal with uncertainty and conflict on a regular basis, and solutions to the problems they face will rarely be found through simple reference principles, rules, or regulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Subtitle of host publicationTranslating Science to Practice, Second Edition
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780190683214
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Belmont principles
  • Consent
  • Equipoise
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Ethics
  • Human subjects


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