The links below take you to Web sites within the Office for Human Research Protection.

» The Code of Federal Regulations that guides the IRB.

» Criteria for an expedited review.

» Decision charts for determining whether 1) participants qualify as human subjects, 2) research is exempt from
review, and 3) a request for waiver of consent is appropriate.

» The Belmont Report on the ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research.

» General IRB guidebook.

Additional links

» Online history and information about human participant protection:

» Online training modules related to human participants: (module 2 for investigators)