1. Design studies to ensure they comply with U. S. federal and state policies, laws, and regulations only rather than the local beliefs and practices
Researchers designing studies to be conducted in host countries outside the U. S. should design studies to ensure they comply with U.S. federal and state policies. The studies must comply with only those laws and regulations rather than the local beliefs and practices. Note that in certain regions, a person cannot opt to seek medical solutions without having the backing or consent of his family members, close associates, and community authorities. Rely only on the U. S. interpretation of the core principles from the Belmont Report Emphasize the ethical principle of respect for persons as described in the Belmont Report.