Academic Centers with a Focus on Mental Health Research Ethics

Professional and Social Issues Lab, Washington University School of Medicine

Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health

General Research Codes of Ethics 

Belmont Report 

Nuremberg Code 

World Medical Association, Declaration of Helsinki 

Ethics Codes of Professional Societies 

American Counseling Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association 

National Association of Social Workers 

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

Public Health Code of Ethics

Resources for Mental Health Research and Policy

A Bill of Rights for Human Subjects (244kb pdf)

Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc

Institutional Review Board Forum

National Alliance on Mental Illness: About Research

National Institute of Health: Bioethics Resources

National Institute of Mental Health: Human Subjects Research Issues

National Library of Medicine, PubMed Database

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature


Public Agenda, Medical Research

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

University of South Florida, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy: Ethics in Research


45CFR46: Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule); Department of Health and Human Services (OHRP)

21CFR50: Protection of Human Subjects; Department of Health and Human Services (FDA)

21CFR56: Institutional Review Boards; Department of Health and Human Services (FDA)

45CFR.160 & 164 HIPAA Privacy Rule; Department of Health and Human Services (OCR)

Guidance and Policies

Guidance: Office of Human Research Protections

Guidance: Issues to Consider in Intervention Research with Persons at High Risk for Suicidality (National Institute of Mental Health)

NIH Policy for Data and Safety Monitoring

Further Guidance on a Data and Safety Monitoring for Phase I And Phase II Trials

Guidance: Research Involving Individuals with Questionable Capacity to Consent (National Institutes of Health)

Guidance from the Office of Research Integrity

Guidance from the Department of Education

Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration 

Guidance from the National Science Foundation 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Guidebook Online: Office of Human Research Protections

Certificates of Confidentiality Kiosk

Other Government Links