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Lesson 02: Ethical Aspect of Research

This video is the second lesson in the Level 1 course on medical research conducted by the Society of Medical Research for beginners.

In this video, you will learn about the ethical considerations that must be taken into account when conducting medical research. Medical research is essential for developing new treatments and improving healthcare. However, it is important to ensure that research is conducted in an ethical manner.

Ethical research protects the rights and well-being of research participants. There are a number of ethical principles that guide medical research. These principles include:

  • Autonomy: Participants must be able to make their own decisions about whether or not to participate in research.
  • Beneficence: The research should be designed to benefit the participants or society as a whole.
  • Non-maleficence: The research should not harm the participants.
  • Justice: The participants should be selected fairly and the benefits of the research should be distributed fairly.

This video will discuss each of these principles in more detail and provide examples of how they are applied in medical research. You will also learn about the ethical review process that is used to ensure that research is conducted in an ethical manner.