The different regulations and calls for research proposals require all research projects that involve experiments with humans, the use of biological samples of human origin and/or the collection of personal data to have been authorised by the ethics committee of the institution where the research takes place. The CEEAH therefore advises research staff on how to meet the required ethical standards, which are based on the principles of beneficence, respect for personal autonomy when consenting to take part in research, and justice, as established in the Belmont Report, the Nuremberg Code and the Helsinki Declaration, and adopted by Law 14/2007, of 3 July, on biomedical research, among others.

The main basic aspects of the research with minor participants and people of legal age are kept constant: