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The ethical principles described in the Belmont Report (April 18, 1979) include 1) respect for persons, 2) beneficence, and 3) justice. These are the basic underlying ethical principles that Marshall University Institutional Review Boards consider when reviewing research protocols involving human subjects.

Clinical trials should be conducted in accordance with the ethical principles that have their origin in the Declaration of Helsinki, and that are consistent with GCP and the applicable regulatory requirement(s). (ICH-GCP)

A system with procedures that assure the quality of every aspect of a clinical trial should be implemented.  (ICH-GCP)