The Nuremberg Code was created after a trial regarding doctors’ unacceptable actions in World War II. This document is considered a basis for clinical research. Its provisions were formulated taking into account Nazi physicians’ experiments on people in their concentration camps – to never allow one to repeat them again. The code involves ten fundamental principles that are connected with human ethical research. Belmont’s report was introduced after a notable Tuskegee Syphilis Study that took place in the 20th century. It was issued in order to codify the protection of human subjects in research.
The Declaration of Helsinki was issued by the World Medical Association as a set of ethical principles within the scope of experiments on humans. It is a vital document in the given framework and is directly intersected with the Nuremberg code and the declaration of Geneva. All the mentioned documents provide guidelines for ethical research that are to be followed.