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Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) - Useful Websites

Federal Policy on the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46)

Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts

The Belmont Report

The Nuremberg Code

Declaration of Helsinki (“The World Medical Association has developed the Declaration of Helsinki as a statement of ethical principles to provide guidance to physicians and other participants in medical research involving human subjects.”)

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Guidebook Online

Ethical and Policy Issues in Research Involving Human Participants

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), US Department of Health and Human Services

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R).  (Mission:  Since its founding in 1974, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) has been committed to the advancement of strong research programs and to the consistent application of ethical precepts in both medicine and research. Through national conferences and published reports thereon, it has addressed a broad range of issues in biomedical and behavioral research, clinical practice, ethics, and the law.

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Human Subjects Research on the Internet.  This is a report of a workshop held June 10-11, 1999 in Washington, DC, and reflect the views of those participating.

Financial Relationships and Interests in Research Involving Human Subjects: Guidance for Human Subject Protection
FINAL Guidance Document- May 5, 2004 (PDF)

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Blue Sky Research Initiatives

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The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System