The Belmont Report gives a set of guidelines that must be followed. It attempts to define what is ethical and what is unethical when research involves human subjects. It found that while scientific research is very important and has many benefits, many unethical issues can arise while doing this research. It is important to remember that individuals have different opinions of what is ethical and what is not.
The report has three ethical principles. They address boundaries between practice and research, basic ethical principles, and applications. Practice and research focuses on biomedical and behavioral research. Basic ethical principles focuses on respect and justice, and applications focuses on informed consent, assessment, etc.