Federal Agencies

The following Federal Agencies oversee and fund human subjects research.  Note that USC complies with requirements stipulated by federal agencies  when they serve as sponsors or have oversight of research conducted at USC.  


U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Comparison of FDA and HHS Human Subject Protection Regulations
Protecting the Rights, Safety, and Welfare of Study Subjects – Supervisory Responsibilities of Investigators [BROKEN LINK] (FDA Guidance on investigators’ responsibilities concerning the rights, safety, and welfare of study subjects)


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services /a>

HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Office of Research Integrity (ORI) [BROKEN LINK]
Office of Research Integrity Policies, Regulations and Statutes [BROKEN LINK]


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Policy Office
How to Prepare your Proposal
The Common Rule FAQs and Vignettes


NIH Bioethics Resources on the Web [BROKEN LINK]

Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules [BROKEN LINK]
National Human Genome Research Institute
Office of Extramural Research FAQs


U.S. Department of Education

Protection of Human Subjects in Research
Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA)
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Family Policy Compliance Office


U.S. Department of Energy

DOE and its Human Subjects Protection Program [BROKEN LINK]
DOE Human Subjects Protection Program [BROKEN LINK]


Other Federal Agencies and Guidance

Code of Federal Regulations Index at the General Printing Office
National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC)