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Educational Information and Resources

45 CFR Part 46
"Protection of Human Subjects" (Common Rule), Subparts A, B, C, and D. Basic HHS policy for Protection of Human Subjects. DOE has only adopted Subpart A, but strongly recommends that all sites adhere to B, C, and D also.

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.

Responsible Conduct of Research Education Committee
The mission of the RCREC is to provide leadership to the research community in identifying, developing, and promoting programs of education in the responsible conduct of research. This is accomplished by collaborations among institutions, organizations, and federal agencies that have roles and interests in the responsible conduct of research.

Policy Resources

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research
The basis for the ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects and to develop guidelines that should be followed to ensure that such research is conducted in accordance with those principles.

Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information
The actual text of the Executive Order, located on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Web site.

Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information
Located on the U.S. EEOC Web site, this guidance explains the application of Executive Order 13145. It describes the Executive Order's general prohibitions on the collection, use, and disclosure of "protected genetic information," and explains how the limited exceptions to these prohibitions should be implemented. The guidance also discusses how an individual could establish coverage under section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act based on "protected genetic information." Also see the related Question and Answer document.

World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki
Ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects.

Content reviewed: May 8, 2012