Clinical research trials have a multitude of stakeholders.  For the monitor, though, our first and most important priority is the human research subjects who have altruistically volunteered to participate in these trials.  Our goal is to ensure that the rights, safety, and well-being of clinical trial subjects are being maintained.  We remember the ethical principles as outlined in the Belmont Report- respect for persons; beneficence, and justice- as we travel all around the world to investigative sites conducting clinical research trials to ensure that they are being conducted appropriately.