Research is required to improve the
conditions. Prepared for any research is
likely to help society directly or indirectly. Before beginning collecting the
data, the researchers need to inform and obtain consent first to the
The meaning of informed
consent is an essential part of the researchers to get to the participants
before doing the research. Informed consent implies that participants are aware of the type of information you want
from them, why the information is being sought, what the purpose it will being
carried out, how they are expected to participate in the study and how it
directly effect to the. It is important things to get consent voluntary and
without any pressure to the participants.
Information elements of the consents are
participants must be fully noted. Subject should be confidential and anonymous.
The informed consent form must be written in lay language to make participants
easy to understand about the research. The researcher must give time to answer
questions at any time the participants available.
The elements in the consent must be
voluntary without any pressure. Participants also must be free to withdraw
consent at any time they want.
The consent form must contains explanation the aim of the research project, the ways how
the study will being conducted study, the harm and risk, the value and the
beneficial, privately, refusal from the study, harsh statement, consent
form ,and the last thing must being sign by participants.
subject is defined as a living person about who will investigator
conducting research get the information. This includes studying of humans through observations or
interviews, psychological, physiological or medical testing or treatment,
access to their personal document or other materials such as the collection and
use of their body organs, tissues or fluids. Access to their details is personally
identifiable confidential information form as a part of an existing published
source or database.
An issues relating to this is the risk of
the research to the participants.
A risk can cause harm to participants,
discomfort or inconvenience. The list of harm include physical harm such as
injury, illness and pain. Psychological harm which is feelings of
worthlessness, distress, guilt, anger or fear. For example, to expose of something
sensitive or embarrassing information, or learning about the genetic
possibility of developing an untreatable disease.
Another issues is to sought the sensitive
information. In seeking this matter, it will make the participants may upset or
embarrass to participate, but if we not ask for it, there is no way to sought
this problem. For most people in this world, the sexual behaviour , drug use,
marital status, salary, age are privacy and personal lifestyle without anyone
should know about that things. So, in
collecting the data about the sensitive information, the researchers need to
explain carefully and smoothly to the participants. Keep the information privately
and give them enough time without any pressure.
Another issue is to keep all the
information privately. Do not share the
information we get from the participants with another besides the purpose of
the study. It is unethical when we do so, so be careful. Make sure all confidentiality
Providing some present also one of the
issue in research human subjects. Some of the researchers provide some present
to their participants as appreciation because of their time involving in the
study but some thinking is inducements. It depends to any researchers and
participants about the present.
The major ethical principles that guide
researchers in their works, respect the persons as human dignity, beneficence,
Respect for persons. The principle of respect
for human as an individual involves acknowledge the existence of human being
has value for themselves. Researchers must equally regard the value of those are
involving in research. The moral and ethical requirement is based on the
acceptance of the participant’s autonomy. It is the important things and the responsibility
of the researcher to get informed consent from the participants and to maintain
privately on their behalf. From the beginning till the end of the research
process to the capacity of human beings to make their own decision without any
pressure from anybody. When the participants are unable to make their own
decisions or have lack of ability to do so, respect for them by empowering them
when possible, give them time and providing for their protection as necessary.
Researchers should respect the privacy, confidentiality and cultural norms sensitivities
of participants and what the relevant things, of their communities. Any
specific agreement made with the participants or the community should be
The principle of beneficence is between the
potential benefit and risk for participation. The likely benefit of the
research must justify any risks of harm or discomfort to participants or the
wider community. Researchers must have to maximize possible benefits and
minimize possible harm. Researchers are responsible for designing the research
to minimize the risks of harm or discomfort to participants, clarifying to
participants the potential benefits and risk, and the welfare of the
participants in the research. Where there is no likely benefit to participants,
the risk to participants should be lower than would be ethically acceptable
where there are such likely benefits over there.
The principle of justice involves regard for
human similarity that each person share with others, that means should treat
equally. It means a fair distribution of the burdens and benefits of research
and encompasses fair treatment in recruitment of participants and in the review
of research. Researchers must ensure that the vulnerable are not exploited and
that eligible candidates who may benefit from participation are not excluded
without good cause.