Required Reading

Required Reading for All Researchers and Research Staff

If you are involved in research with human subjects, you are required to read the following documents:

Belmont Report

The Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) considers it unethical for anyone involved in human subject research not to have read the Belmont Report. It describes and explains the ethical principles that should be followed by such investigators: respect for persons, beneficence and justice.

Code of Federal Regulations

All human subject researchers must read 45 CFR 46. This document is the Federal regulation that describes the authority and responsibility of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) in protecting human subjects.

IRB Policies & Procedures

All researchers must read and follow the Policies & Procedures for each IRB they wish to submit research to.

Researcher Responsibilities

All researchers must read and observe these responsibilities.