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, fostering diverse and harassment-free research environments, and more.
ASHA Code of Ethics (2016)
ASHA Board of Ethics Issue Statement: Ethics in Research and Scholarly Activity (2018)
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 (a) the responsibility of scientists and institutions to establish and uphold ethical standards and practices in the conduct of research and (b) the necessity for education about the responsible conduct of research.
Ethical Issues and Responsible Conduct of Research Resources
This collection contains resources from ASHA's Clinical Research Education (CREd) Library, including several presentations from ASHA's Lessons for Success program.
Research Integrity in the Lab
This Context blog post by Lisa Goffman explores three scenarios that are central to the integrity of labs in our discipline.
The following resources form the bases for human subjects protection:
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER), Research Involving Human Subjects
This site describes NIH policies, regulations, training, and resources related to research with human subjects, including the following:
Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)
This site outlines HHS regulations, guidance, and educational resources related to human research protections, including the following:
Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
This site describes HHS policies, regulations, programs, and resources related to responsible conduct of research, including the following that specifically address human subjects research:
National Science Foundation, Policy Office, Human Subjects Research
This site details NSF policies, frequently asked questions, and vignettes related to human subjects research.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Clinical Trials and Human Subject Protection
This site describes FDA clinical trial regulations and related guidance.
World Health Organization (WHO) Ensuring Ethical Standards and Procedures for Research with Human Beings
This site contains WHO guidelines and news related to research ethics.
Prohibitions Against Discrimination Under ASHA's Code of Ethics and Enforcement by the Board of Ethics
This ASHA webpage highlights code provisions relevant to prohibiting discrimination, including discrimination in research.
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Scientific Workforce Diversity Office
This NIH website provides information on the science of diversity, evidence of gaps, sociocultural factors that hinder diversity, strategies for sustaining diversity, and more.
Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine
This webpage by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine shares a study report and related videos and infographics.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Measures to Protect the Research Community From Harassment
This webpage spells out NSF policies on harassment and provides suggestions for promising practices.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy
This webpage stipulates NIH’s policies on harassment and offers resources to evaluate your workplace climate.
This blog is published by the American Journal of Bioethics.
On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research
National Academy Press eBook
This Northeastern University website provides information on professionalism and considerations when working in a lab.
National Center for Professional & Research Ethics – Resources
This website contains resources related to research ethics — including role-play scenarios, case studies, discussion prompts, videos, and more.