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Human subject regulations decision charts

OFFICE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTIONS (OHRP)
September 2004

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These graphic aids are a guide to help decide if a research activity involving human subjects needs to be reviewed by an institutional review board (IRB) under the requirements of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The charts specify the following: whether an activity is research that must be reviewed by an IRB, whether the review may be performed by expedited procedures, and whether informed consent or its documentation may be waived. This document is useful for institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, and others who are conducting research with human subjects

Alliance for human research protection

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This is the website of a national US network of lay people and professionals dedicated to advancing responsible and ethical medical research practices, to minimising the risks associated with such endeavours and to ensuring that the human rights, dignity and welfare of human subjects are protected. It contains updated news, relevant topic sections and a research database. Links to related resources are provided. This website is useful for people who are interested in ethical medical research issues in the United States

The Institutional Review Board - Discussion and News Forum

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The IRB Forum promotes the discussion of ethical, regulatory and policy concerns with human subjects research and this website contains updated news, events and resources, as well as links to related topics and sponsors. Individuals can register online to access the forum. The IRB Forum was previously known as "MCWIRB". This website is useful for people who are seeking information about ethical, regulatory and policy issues regarding human subjects research in the US

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