DHHS Code of Federal Regulations — 45 CFR 46 – Protection of Human Subjects. Subpart A (also known as “The Common Rule”) is also accepted by 16 other federal agencies. The protections for special populations in Subparts B-D are unique to DHHS.
The Belmont Report — “Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research”
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) — formerly OPRR — The DHHS office for information and regulations
Protecting Human Subjects — DOE site
10 CFR 745 – Protection of Human Subjects — DOE regulations
21 CFR 50 – Protection of Human Subjects, 21CFR56 – IRBs — FDA regulations
FDA Information Sheet – Medical Devices — September 1998
Department of Education – Protection of Human Subjects in Research — Resources for research under the auspices of the Department of Education
The Declaration of Helsinki — The World Medical Association code for research involving human participants – last updated in October 2000
The Nuremberg Code — The first world-wide research code — developed to introduce in the trial of Nazi doctors
NIH Guidelines on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research — Updated August 1, 2000
Operational Guidelines for Ethics Committees that Review Biomedical Research — The World Health Organization
Which state laws do you need to know about before conducting research at your site? — Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board Inc.
Bioethics Resources on the Web — NIH collection of resources
Bioethics Net — “where the world finds bioethics” — maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) — See especially their current draft report “Ethical and Policy in Research Involving Human Participants.”