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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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

NIH Bioethics Resources on the Web

Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
National Human Genome Research Institute
Office of Extramural Research

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 Human Subjects Protection Program
DOE Human Subjects Protection Program – For Researchers

Other Federal Agencies and Guidance

Code of Federal Regulations Index at the General Printing Office