Web Resources

Belmont Report
This site provides the wording and provisions of the Belmont Report, issued by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research in 1979. Instructors should encourage their students to familiarize themselves with the document, and discuss its importance in modern research studies.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This site details the role that IRB’s play in the research process, along with details on the submission and decision process.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
This website provides an excellent overview of the importance of ethics in the research process. It also discusses codes and policies relating to research practices.

American Psychological Association
This site discusses five principles for ethical conduct in research, and includes a listing of resources and further readings at the end of the excerpt.

National Institutes of Health - Office of Extramural Research
This site is an excellent resource for students learning about treatment involving human subjects. It provides essential ethical guidelines and regulations.