Research in Developing Countries
Since publication of the Belmont Report, research conducted on a global scale has increased. Concern that research participants in resource poor countries not be exploited has resulted in attention to benefits such as infrastructure support, education and training, and health care in health-related research. Also, it has stimulated research on incentives that are not coercive and on how best to obtain informed consent from groups that may be unaccustomed to being asked for or are unfamiliar with the concept of consent. Such efforts to provide benefit for research subjects are guided by concerns about exploitation and other ethical considerations, specifically providing benefits.