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Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

Resource Links

Federal Regulations— Office for Human Research Protections— U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

State Regulations— Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Belmont Report (pdf)

The 2009 International Compilation of Human Research Protections (pdf)This Compilation lists the approximately 1,100 laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern human subjects research in 92 countries, as well as standards from a number of international and regional organizations. This Compilation was developed for IRBs/Ethics Committees, researchers, sponsors, and others who are involved in international research. Its purpose is to help these groups familiarize themselves with the laws, regulations, and guidelines where the research will be conducted, to assure those standards are followed appropriately.

The 2009 Edition includes numerous additions and updates to the 2008 Edition, and features the laws, regulations, and/or guidelines for 7 new countries: Burma (also known as Myanmar), Egypt, the Gambia, San Marino, South Korea, the Sudan, and Vietnam. (Compiled by: Office for Human Research Protections, U.S Department of Health and Human Services)

U S Food and Drug Administration

Office of Research Integrity

Ethical Principles of the American Psychological Association (pdf)

Medical Research Subject's Bill of Rights (pdf)

California Medical Research Subject's Bill of Rights (pdf)

World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (pdf)

IRB Forum—a listserv for IRB members

State of California Human Subjects Committee Web Page

Department of Energy - Community IRB Web Page

California State University, Fullerton Grants and Contracts— an excellent resource site

Summary of Human Subjects Protection Issues Related to Large Sample Surveys (pdf)— United States Department of Justice


Campus Links