History of Human Subjects Research
We encourage everyone to visit the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Belmont Report Historical Archive site to review this important part of the history of human subject protections.
The Belmont Archive includes:
- Belmont Report Oral History Interviews - videos of interviews with members, staff and consultants of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1974-78)
- Educational Training Video - a 9-minute educational/training video with highlights from the Oral History interviews
- Belmont Report 25th Anniversary Commemorative Program Video - a one-hour edited version of the November 16, 2004 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ceremony honoring the members, staff and consultants of the National Commission
- History of the Belmont Report - a short history of the Belmont Report and the current human subject protection regulations.
The Belmont Report: History of Human Subjects Research
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 international research activities.
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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.
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