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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.

Lisa M. Lee, PhD, MS Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Executive Director

Dr. Lee comments on the creativity of clinical research and the need for comprehensive, ethical thought across all sciences, research, academics, and life in general.

Tom Beauchamp, PhD Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Dr. Beauchamp describes the educational path that led him to the Kennedy Institute, his role on the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects and the creative process behind the Belmont Report.

Charles R. McCarthy, PhD Former Director, Office for Protection from Research Risks, NIH

(Part 3)  Dr. McCarthy describes the formation of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and...

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