Collaborative Doers for Humanity

Joan Sieber

Joan E. Sieber

(CARTHA Board member, April 2009 to May 2010)
Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE)
Hayward, California, USA

Joan E. Sieber is Professor Emerita of Psychology (California State University, East Bay), Senior Research Associate at Simmons College, Senior Research Associate at the Center for Public Policy, University of Houston, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. During the last 25 years, she has specialized in empirical research on questions of scientific ethics, culturally sensitive methods of research and intervention, data sharing methodology, and whistle-blowing. She served as Acting Director of the National Science Foundation program Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science and Technology in 2001-02, and is currently involved in research on (gentle) alternatives to whistle-blowing.   She serves as a site visitor to IRBs seeking accreditation, sat on the Accreditation Council of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), and serves on various editorial boards and grant review panels.  She is Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed nonprofit educational journal, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE), which is published by University of California Press, and can be found on MEDLINE and at

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