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ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 3. The Protection of Human Subjects

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Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of 
Human Subjects of Research
SUMMARY: On July 12, 1974, the National Research Act (Pub. L. 93-348) was signed into law, thereby creating the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. One of the charges to the Commission was to identify the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects and to develop guidelines which should be followed to assure that such research is conducted in accordance with those principles. (Link