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2017 Edition of International Compilation of Human Research Standards Now Available

The 2017 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released and is now available through the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) website: The Compilation features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in over 100 countries and several international organizations.

The updated edition includes hundreds of updates from the previous year. Six new countries are included in the 2017 edition: Benin, Bermuda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Senegal. 

The listings are organized into eight categories:

  1. General Research
  2. Drugs and Devices
  3. Clinical Trial Registries
  4. Research Injury
  5. Privacy/Data Protection
  6. Human Biological Materials
  7. Genetic Research
  8. Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning

 Many of the listings include a hyperlink that allows the user to directly access the law, regulation, or guideline of interest.


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