Ethical Challenges

1. Learning Objectives

After reviewing this chapter readers should be able to:

  • Understand why ethics is important to research;
  • Identify codes of ethics that address research;
  • Describe the Belmont Principles;
  • Identify some issues surrounding the Belmont Principles today;
  • Understand the roles of research ethics committees;
  • Identify some issues surrounding research ethics committees; and
  • Identify other elements critical to responsible conduct of research.