2014 Edition of Compilation of International Human Research Standards Available

2014 Edition of Compilation of International Human Research Standards Available

Dec 03, 2013

The 2014 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

According to OHRP, this resource "features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in 107 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of international and regional organizations. The standards address such issues as informed consent, research ethics committee review, reporting requirements, vulnerable populations, and more.  Three new countries are spotlighted in the 2014 edition: Cameroon, Mozambique, and Zambia.

Listings are organized into seven categories: General Research; Drugs and Devices; Research Injury; Privacy/Data Protection; Human Biological Materials; Genetic; and Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning.

Prepared by the Office for Human Research Protections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Compilation is designed for use by IRBs, researchers, sponsors, and others involved in human subjects research around the world. The Compilation was first published in 2005 and is updated annually."

For questions about human research subjects protections, please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) in Reseach Integrity Services.

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