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Belmont Report

The Belmont Report is a document published in 1978 by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The report was never codified into federal regulations, but it does serve as the ethical basis upon which the regulations are based.

Ilene Wilets, PhD, CIP Executive Director, IRB, New York State Psychiatric Institute

Dr. Wilets talks about how the principles from the Belmont Report affect practical IRB deliberations and the many ways an...

Matthew Stafford Assistant Director, IRB Office, Boston Children's Hospital

Matt Stafford discusses the daily challenges of IRB work and his satisfaction with working on new and interesting issues.

Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH Executive Director Emerita, PRIM&R

(Part 1) Joan Rachlin recounts her early interest in social justice and civil rights and how her life experiences led...

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