Education Resources

Top Ten Investigator Responsibilities

Belmont Report

Nuremberg Code

Declaration of Helsinki

Guidance on Research Involving Coded Private Information or Biological Specimens

Flowchart - Data or Biological Specimens

National Institutes of Health: IRB Review Standards
OHSR Information Sheets/Forms

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bioethics Resources
NIH's Bioethics Resources on the Web

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
This office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides guidance on federal regulations concerning protection of human subjects in research.

Institutional Review Board Guidebook
The OHRP Guidebook is designed to assist institutional review board (IRB) members and administrators in fulfilling their responsibilities for protecting the rights and welfare of human subjects as defined in the HHS regulations (45 CFR 46) entitled, "Protection of Human Subjects.”

FDA Guidance for Institutional Review Boards and Clinical Investigators

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA) Information for Clinical Investigators

HIPAA Privacy Rule - Information for Investigators
Medical Privacy - National Standards to Protect the Privacy of Personal Health Information

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Certificates of Confidentiality
Certificates of Confidentiality are issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to protect identifiable research information from forced disclosure. They allow the investigator and others who have access to research records to refuse to disclose identifying information on research participants in any civil, criminal, administrative, legislative, or other proceeding, whether at the federal, state, or local level.

California Health and Safety Code - Human Experimentation

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Training Module for Assurances