Research involving human subjects at NYU Abu Dhabi is governed by the Ethical Principles embodied in the Belmont Report (PDF), by the regulatory requirements of the United Arab Emirates, United States and other countries where research is conducted, and by the policies of NYUAD and NYU.

Ethical Principles

Research involving human participants at NYUAD is governed by the principles outlined in the report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research entitled, "Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research" (the Belmont Report). The Belmont Report identifies three basic principles, which are described in this document for informational purposes:

  • The principle of respect for persons means respecting an individual's autonomy, i.e., a person's right to make decisions for him/herself. This means that individuals should participate in research voluntarily and be given sufficient, accurate, clear, and understandable information to make an informed decision about whether or not to participate. The Belmont Report further specifies that persons with diminished autonomy (e.g., children, cognitively impaired persons) are entitled to additional protections.

Regulatory Requirements