Scientific research must be ethical.

A first step toward determining whether your research is ethical is to consult APA's ethical code.

If you are planning to do human research, you will probably also need to ask an Institutional Review Board (IRB) for permission to do your research. To learn more about IRBs, visit the following sites.

If you are planning to do non-human animal research, read the  APA's ethical code and APA's Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Animals in Research.

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