“Protecting Human Subjects” Series (includes three instructional videos on VHS)
- "EVOLVING CONCERN: Protection for Human Subjects" traces the development of today's comprehensive program to protect human subjects in research out of earlier ethical codes and societal concerns. This film references historic events in behavioral and biomedical research to show why protection is needed and how it came about.
- "BALANCING SOCIETY'S MANDATES: Criteria for Protocol Review" depicts an IRB in action. Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, Former Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, explains the basis for the criteria that an IRB follows in reviewing research. In commenting on IRB deliberations, he points out why the IRB seeks clarification and information from the researcher.
- "THE BELMONT REPORT: Basic Ethical Principles and Their Application" describes the basic ethical principles that underlie research involving human subjects: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. This video illustrates application of these principles through biomedical and behavioral research case studies, and shows the principles at work in the resolution of ethical conflicts.