This volume contains the invited talks and contributed papers presented at the workshop on "Testing QCD Through Spin Observables in Nuclear Targets", held at the University of Virginia in April 2002.The workshop was proposed in the context of the large number of experiments that have used polarized deuterons or polarized 3He to extract information about the spin parameters of the neutron. The motivation for this workshop was to study the effects of the nuclear medium on the spin properties of the bound nucleon and to explore issues in QCD that might be resolved through spin observables in nuclear targets: What is the effect of the nuclear medium on the measured asymmetries? How have the latest results on the spin structure of the nucleon and the nucleon form factors changed our thinking? What advances are anticipated in the development of polarized targets?
Nucleon Form Factors Using Spin Degrees of Freedom (M K Jones); Spin Structure Functions in Chiral Quark Soliton Models (H Weigel); Spin Physics at RHIC - A Theoretical Overview (M Stratmann); Theoretical Aspects of Transversity (S Drago); Probing the Short-Range Dynamics in Exclusive Scattering Off Polarized Deuteron (M M Sargsian); Measurement of the Electromagnetic and Spin Structure of Nucleons and Nuclei with the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid (BLAST) (J R Calarco); Jefferson Lab 12 GeV Spin Program (N Liyanage); The Jefferson Lab Hall a Polarized 3He Target System (T D Averett); Laser Drive H/D Target at MIT-Bates (B Clasie et al.); Review of Polarized Internation Deuterium Targets (B von Przewoski); Spin Physics with Polarized 3He (W Korsch); Deep Inelastic Scattering from Light Nuclei (W Melnitchouk & A W Thomas); and other papers.