skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 64779 Find in a Library
Title: MAJOR FEDERAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
Author(s): A GANDARA
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Publication Number: R-2227-RC
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE REPORT PROVIDES ADMINISTRATORS, PROJECT LEADERS, AND RESEARCHERS WITH BACKGROUND ON THE MAJOR FEDERAL REGULATIONS GOVERNING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH.
Abstract: ONLY STATUTORY AND REGULATORY PROVISIONS COVERING DOMESTIC RESEARCH INFORMATION ARE EXPLAINED. WHEN GUIDELINES FOR THE PRIVACY ACT ARE PUBLISHED, EVERY FEDERAL AGENCY WILL DEVELOP THEIR OWN REGULATIONS. PLANS FOR A RESEARCH PROJECT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET FOR APPROVAL IF THE INFORMATION COLLECTION IS SPONSORED BY A FEDERAL AGENCY, INVOLVES IDENTICAL ITEMS BEING COLLECTED FROM 10 OR MORE PERSONS, AND IS NOT BEING COLLECTED SOLELY FROM FEDERAL EMPLOYEES. INDEPENDENT FEDERAL REGULATORY AGENCIES MUST SUBMIT PLANS BUT DO NOT NEED APPROVAL TO COLLECT DATA. SUBJECTS OF BIOMEDICAL AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH ARE PROTECTED BY THE NATIONAL RESEARCH ACT OF 1974. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE (HEW) HAS ALSO DEVELPED GUIDELINES FOR THIS TYPE OF RESEARCH, AND PROJECTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THEIR INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE HUMAN SUBJECT MAY BE PLACED AT RISK AND HAS GIVEN KNOWING CONSENT TO THE RESEARCH. HEW ALSO REGULATES EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES USING FETUSES, PREGNANT WOMEN, AND IN VITRO FERTILIZATION. RULES ON RESEARCH INVOLVING CHILDREN, PRISONERS, AND THE MENTALLY DISABLED ARE STILL IN THE PROPOSED STAGE. THE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION HAS REGULATIONS TO PROTECT HUMAN SUBJECTS USED IN RESEARCH WHICH IT FUNDS. LEAA REGULATIONS STATE THAT INFORMATION COLLECTED BY LEAA-FUNDED PROJECTS WHICH IS IDENTIFIABLE TO PRIVATE PERSONS MAY BE USED ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OBTAINED. THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 WAS DESIGNED TO PREVENT MISUSE OF FEDERAL RECORDS, BUT HAS RAISED CONCERN AMONG CONTRACTORS THAT THE RECORDS COLLECTED THROUGH THEIR OWN EFFORTS MAY BECOME SUBJECT TO THIS LAW. RECORDS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG PATIENTS ARE PROTECTED BY A SPECIAL ACT. ALSO, UNDER THE FEDERAL REPORTS ACT, UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE IS PENALIZED BY A MAXIMUM $1,000-FINE, 1 YEAR IN PRISON, OR BOTH. HEW MAY TERMINATE OR SUSPEND GRANTS, WHILE VIOLATORS OF LEAA, ALCOHOL ABUSE, OR PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS ARE FINED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--MJM)
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Federal regulations; Freedom of Information Act; Privacy Act of 1974; Research programs; Researcher subject relations
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=64779

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.