Institutional Review Board and Ethics

A.S.P.E.N. has published information to help nutrition researchers understand the clinical research "regulatory landscape." The two reports below describes criteria the IRBs examine during the process of protocol review and approval, and how IRBs provide oversight to research in nutrition and other fields.

The Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation (TRREE) 

Offers free training modules on research ethics, regulation and informed consent. Extensive training on ethical considerations in human subjects research from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is also available. Also, the Association of Schools of Public Health offers free training in clinical research ethics.