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The Development of Contemporary Research Ethics

Guidelines, codes, and regulations have been created in recent decades to guide the conduct of research involving human participants. The development of some of these documents was driven by historical events. Others were developed in response to the increasing globalization of research. And still others were created in an attempt to provide answers to new problems and challenges created by a dynamic research environment. Each reflects the principles of respect for persons, beneficence, and justice.

In this part of the curriculum, we will examine the chronological development of these documents, which have an important influence on the design and conduct of international research today.

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