"Exploring Community-Based Research Ethics Case Study: Healthy Public Housing Initiative"
by: Doug Brugge and Alison Kole, Tufts University (2001)
Published on: 1/1/2002
Current Institutional Review Board standards represent a commitment on the part of the federal government to protect the autonomy and rights of individuals participating in clinical and behavioral research studies. For example, a perusal of the Belmont Report of 1979, the foundation upon which current ethics guidelines was built, reveals that its three tenets: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice, are considered only with regard to individual research subjects.1 As these principles are described in the actual document, they do not address respect for the community, nor do they address beneficence or justice in relation to the community.