Participation of Humans - Low Risk Case Studies

Case Studies

The case studies below summarize interesting examples of science fair projects involving human participation submitted to the Youth Science Canada Ethics Committee for review. A brief description of the proposed project is given, along with the ruling given by the Ethics Committee. Some details have been changed in the descriptions so that the original source cannot be identified. The ethical challenges described have not been changed.

Title Ruling Year
Acne Study Approved 2014
Aromatherapy Approved 2010
The Effects of Caffeine on the Human Brain Approved 2014
The Effects of Multitasking on Learning Approved 2010
Glucose Tolerence Testing Denied 2010
Identifying Smells Approved 2010