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Vulnerable Populations & Other Ethical Considerations

Certain populations are considered more vulnerable than others because of their particular conditions or situations in life.

Vulnerable Populations

Research involving vulnerable populations requires additional protections that must be described in your proposal. The following is a list of some, but not all, potentially vulnerable populations. See below for a list of precautions to be taken for each of these groups.

Other Ethical Considerations


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