Additional Resources and Links

General- Books

James F. Childress, Eric M. Meslin & Harold T. Shapiro, editors. Belmont Revisited: Ethical Principles for Research With Human Subjects. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005.

Stephen G. Post, editor. Encyclopedia of bioethics. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.

Robert J. Levine. Ethics and regulation of clinical research. Baltimore: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1986.

Thomas H. Murray, Maxwell J. Mehlman, editors. Encyclopedia of ethical, legal and policy issues in biotechnology. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Robert J. Amdur and Elizabeth A. Bankert. Institutional review board: management and function. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2002.

General- Websites

A website containing a list of all former U.S. national bioethics commissions (and a few prominent international ones), with a listing of all of their reports (and, where available, a downloadable copy of the report).

The National Human Genome Research Institute policy and legislation database contains federal and state laws/statutes; federal legislative materials; and federal administrative and executive materials, including regulations, institutional policies, and executive orders. The database currently focuses on the following subject areas: privacy of genetic information/confidentiality; informed consent; insurance and employment discrimination; genetic testing and counseling; and commercialization and patenting.

The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects.

The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science at Case Western Reserve University provides resources on research ethics.

National Institute of Health, bioethics resources on the web for human subjects research.

The Ethics in Mental Health Research website contains a full range of resources for teaching, studying, or investigating ethical issues in mental health research, including an online compendium of ethics cases, ethics assessment tools, and links to ethics codes and research regulations.

The American Association for Public Opinion Research website contains standards and best practices for survey research.

The U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for creating an ethical framework for research studies that involve the worker community.

Case Studies

A set of ethical case studies from the American Anthropological Association.