External Resources

Federal Policy 45 CFR 46 Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)
Basic Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations governing the protection of human subjects in research

Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides the following graphic aids as a guide for institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, and others who decide if an activity is research involving human subjects that must be reviewed by an IRB

The Belmont Report
Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) policy and guidance index
Policy and guidance documents listed alphabetically

OHRP: Categories of Research That May Be Reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) through an Expedited Review Procedure

OHRP: Exempt Research Determination FAQs