Human Subject Research Resources

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

OHRP (Office for Human Research Protections)
OHRP FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

OHRP Guidance on 45 CFR, Part 46

OHRP Policy Guidance
ORHP Human Subjects Research Decision Charts
OHRP Informed Consent, Non-English Speakers
OHRP Vulnerable Populations
OHRP Guidance on Engagement in Research
OHRP Informed Consent
OHRP Informed Consent FAQs 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

US Department of Education on FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
HIPAA & FERPA – joint guidance from Departments of Education and Health & Human Services

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – HIPAA 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – guidance on HIPAA & research
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – HIPAA FAQs 
National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIPAA & Research – Overview & HIPAA Resources
National Institutes of Health HIPAA & Research – FAQs
National Institutes of Health HIPAA –  De-identification and Waivers

International Research

OHRP – International Issues 
OHRP – International Compilation of Human Subjects Research Protections  (pdf) 

Tribal Institutional Review Boards

Human Research Participant Protection in the Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Independent Tribal IRBs 

Certificates of Confidentiality (CoCs)

Department of Justice (DoJ) Informed Consent Requirements
National Institutes of Health Certificates of Confidentiality 

Articles of Interest

Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment (1971)
American Psychological Association Ethics Office
Human Subjects Research: Undercover Tests Show the IRB System is Vulnerable to Unethical Manipulation
NSTC: Expedited Review of Social and Behavioral Research Activities (13.7 mb)
Using the Internet to Conduct Research with Culturally Diverse Populations: Challenges and Opportunities