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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 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 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, resources, conferences, 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