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2015 International Compilation of Human Research Standards Released


The 2015 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards is now available. Compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Human Research Protections, the document indexes more than 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines governing human subjects research in over 100 countries.

The compilation includes direct links to many of the laws, regulations, and guidelines, and serves as a resource for researchers, institutional review boards (IRBs), research sponsors, and others involved in human subjects research worldwide.

The 2015 edition includes hundreds of updates, including the addition of six new countries (Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Sierra Leone).

Access the 2015 compilation here

Content is organized in the following topics:
 1. General
 2. Drugs and Devices
 3. Research Injury
 4. Privacy/Data Protection
 5. Human Biological Materials
 6. Genetic
 7. Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning