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:

The Belmont Report: History of Human Subjects Research

International 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.

See international research for more details.

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.

See IRB Discussion Forum for more details and to register.

Other Resources

CITI Research Ethics and Compliance Training

IRB Authorization Agreement for Collaborating Institutions (DOC)

HIPAA Privacy Rule


Questions? Email hsirb@davidson.edu.