The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics is a new journal that publishes empirical research and reviews of empirical literature on human research ethics. Empirical knowledge translates ethical principles into procedures appropriate to specific cultures, contexts, and research topics. By presenting such work, JERHRE aims to improve ethical problem solving in human research and provide an ongoing basis for the establishment of best practice guidelines. In addition, JERHRE seeks to create collaboration among institutions and researchers concerned about the responsible conduct of research by disseminating knowledge and information to foster the intelligent application of ethical principles in research contexts worldwide. The goals the journal promotes are respect and protection of human subjects and methodology to produce valid and ethical research.