Ethics in Research

The following resources from ASHA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other sources provide information on ethical guidelines, human subject protection, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, and more.

ASHA Resources on Research Ethics

ASHA Code of Ethics (2016)

ASHA Board of Ethics Issue Statements

JSLHR Research Integrity Supplement (2011)
A supplement to the February 2011 issue of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR), which focuses on the responsibility of both scientists and institutions to establish and uphold ethical standards and practices in the conduct of research, and the necessity for education about the responsible conduct of research.

Ethical Issues and Responsible Conduct of Research Resources
Resources from ASHA's Clinical Research Education (CREd) Library, including several presentations from ASHA's Lessons for Success program

Protection of Human Subjects

The bases for human subjects protection:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER), Research Involving Human Subjects

Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
HHS policies, regulations, information on research misconduct, conferences, publications, and more including

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Information Sheet Guidance for Institutional Review Boards, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors
FDA’s current thinking on the protection of human subjects in research

World Health Organization (WHO) ethical standards and procedures for research with human beings
Guidelines, regional activities, and more

General Information on Research Ethics

Research Ethics Blog
Human subjects research ethics blog

Bioethics Blog
The American Journal of Bioethics blog

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
Information on ethical and regulatory issues affecting research, and access to certification, networking, and professional development resources

On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research
National Academy Press eBook

Northeastern University website providing information on professionalism and considerations in the lab

Ethics CORE
National Center for Professional & Research Ethics website containing educational materials, scholarly articles, and more

ASHA Corporate Partners