Useful resources when reviewing research involving human subjects:
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The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Belmont Report Historical Archive. We encourage everyone to visit the site and review this important part of the history of human subject protections. More details on the history of human subjects research.
The Belmont Archive includes:
More details on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) or reach by phone at 1-866-447-4777.
Note on Involvement of Prisoners in Research: The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has posted a guidance document on the OHRP website entitled "OHRP Guidance on the Involvement of Prisoners in Research" (May 23, 2003). The new document replaces the prisoner research guidance document entitled "OPRR Guidance on Approving Research Involving Prisoners" (May 19, 2000 ).
*The research/IRB community is encouraged to take advantage of this no-cost opportunity to consult with OHRP on matters of human subject protections.
More details on international research.
Disclaimer: The International Compilation of Human Subject Research Protections is a listing of the laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern human subjects research in many countries around the world.
Disclaimer: Though this compilation contains information of a legal nature, it has been developed for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinions as to the current operative laws, regulations, or guidelines of any jurisdiction. In addition, because new laws, regulations, and guidelines are issued on a continuing basis, this compilation is not an exhaustive source of all current applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to international human subject research protections. While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided, researchers and other individuals should check with local authorities and/or research ethics committees before starting research activities.
More details on the IRB Discussion Forum. The IRB Forum is open to past and current members of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) or Research Ethics Committees (REC), IRB/REC administrators, individuals involved in IRB/REC oversight, and others with professional involvement in IRB/REC and/or research activities. Others will be admitted if their involvement in human subjects research will contribute to the discussion of issues pertinent to The IRB Forum. International participants are welcome. There is no membership fee. Click on the link above to register.