Ethics Resources


Ethical Standards
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Ethical Standards
Belmont ReportThe Belmont Report is the standard basic ethical document for the protection of human subjects. It is essential reading for any researcher using human subjects in their research.
AMA Statement of Principles

This ethics statement has been widely cited and many specialty codes are based on it.

Legal Rules & Regulations

Summary of the HIPAA privacy rule

Federal GuidelinesNIH website on conflict of interest contains a variety of commentary on financial conflict of interest as well as the official policy
Conflict of Interest for Federal GranteeOffice of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
Copyright StandardsLamar Soutter Library copyright information and resources
Professional Standards & Ethical Guidelines
American Medical Association

The American Medical Association's website provides access to the Code of Ethics of the AMA on which psychiatric ethics are based.

American Psychiatric AssociationEthics resources and standards
AGAPEThe website of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry presents the organization's guidelines on conflict of interest for researchers and clinicians as well as a general code of ethics.
American Psychological Association
    The principles of medical ethics

      The organizational site of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law includes the ethical guidelines for the practice of forensic psychiatry. 

      American Counseling Association Code of Ethics
        Assistance with ethical dilemmas, revisions and professional standards.
        Practice Guidelines for LGB Clients

          Guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients

          UMass Rules and Regulations
          UMass Conflict of InterestPolicy on conflicts of interest relating to intellectual property and commercial ventures.
          UMass Medical School IRBClinical Research Reviews- expedited reviews, exempt studies, and order of procedure
          UMMHC Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
            Code of ethics and business conduct
            UMass Memorial Medical Group Coding, Billing, & Documentation Training and Sanctions

            Employed physicians and non-physician care givers coding, billing, and documentation training and sanctions

            UMMHC Compliance EducationUMMHC corporate compliance

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