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Illinois Tech Library Guides
Illinois Tech's Institutional Review Board
The web site of IIT's Institutional Review Board, which is legally required to review all research happening at IIT that involves human research participants. If you have any doubt about if your project needs IRB approval, send them an email describing your project at email@example.com.
International and National Guidelines
Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
Published in 1979, the Belmont Report lays out the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects in the U.S.
Declaration of Helsinki
Developed by the World Medical Association, this statement has largely replaced the Nuremberg Code as the current international standard for experimentation using human subjects.
This statement arose from the Nuremberg Military Tribunal after WWII. It states that human experimentation is only justifiable if its results benefit society, and if it is carried out in accord with basic ethical and legal principles.
U.S. Office of Human Research Protections
The U.S. OHRP is charged with interpreting and overseeing the implementation of all regulations regarding the protection of human subjects. Includes links to ethical guidelines and regulations, fact sheets, and policy statements of the NIH.
Protecting Human Subject Research Partcipants
This online training program has been put together by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to introduce research teams to the basic guidelines and regulations governing research involving human subjects. Must register to view.
Books, Anthologies, and Other Materials