Other Resources

Web Sites of Interest

Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE) (at the National Security Archive)
ACHRE was created on Jan. 15, 1994 and dissolved in October 1995. It investigated and reported on the use of human beings as subjects of federally funded research using ionizing radiation. This archive contains the information on the original ACHRE Web site and includes information on the committees' activities, processes, and papers.

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
A nonprofit association of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies that seeks to improve the nation's health by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine. It focuses on medical education, medical research, and patient care.

Bills introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.
Users can search for Human Subjects related legislation or bills.

Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania
A leader in bioethics research and its deployment in the ethical, efficient, and compassionate practice of the life sciences and medicine. The Center has become a world-renowned educational and research enterprise.

Clinical Trials and Institutional Review Boards
Maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for health professionals.

Department of Energy's Human Radiation Experiments
The Office of Human Radiation Experiments, established in March 1994, leads the department's efforts to tell the agency's Cold War story of radiation research using human subjects. We have undertaken an intensive effort to identify and catalog relevant historical documents from DOE's 3.2 million cubic feet of records scattered across the country. Internet access to these resources is a key part of making DOE more open and responsive to the American public.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Supports, strengthens, and provides leadership to the nation’s system for protecting volunteers in research that is conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Provides clarification and guidance to research institutions, develops educational programs and materials, and promotes innovative approaches to enhancing human subject protections.

Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research Oversight (ORO)
Serves as the primary VHA office in advising the Under Secretary for Health on all matters of compliance and assurance regarding human subjects protections, animal welfare, research safety, and research misconduct.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission Web Site
Charter expired in Oct. 2001. Site is maintained for archival purposes.

National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee (NHRPAC) - Archive
Charter expired in July 2002. Materials are presented for archival and reference purposes. Superceded by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.

National Institutes of Health, Bioethics Resources on the Web
Contains a broad collage of annotated Web links to resources that provide background information and various positions on issues in bioethics.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Human Subjects Research (OHSR)
Established to help Intramural Research Program (IRP) investigators understand and comply with the ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements for research involving human subjects. OHSR's overall goal is to promote and support the IRP's efforts to conduct innovative research which protects the rights and promotes the welfare of human subjects.

National Institutes of Health Requirement for Education on the Protection of Human Subjects: FAQs
A list of questions and answers specific to the National Institutes of Health requirement for education on the protection of human subjects.

Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University
A specialized collection of books, journals, newspaper articles, legal materials, regulations, codes, government publications, and other relevant documents concerned with issues in biomedical and professional ethics. The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University Classification Scheme can assist in locating journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics.

Office of Inspector General/HHS Reports
Search using key words "Human Subjects" to access reports issued by the Office of Evaluation and Inspections (OEI).

Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
An organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research.

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections
Formerly known as the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee. Chartered in Oct. 2002 to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues and topics pertaining to or associated with the protection of human research subjects.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Office for Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS)
Provides administrative support for the review and approval of research protocols (experiments) involving humans and human embryonic stem cells (HES). OPRS helps ensure that regulations are adhered to for the protection and welfare of subjects, investigators, and the university.

Content reviewed: May 8, 2012