Department of Health and Human Services

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Office for Human Research Protections Website
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

This set of regulations governs the protection of human subjects in research supported or conducted by HHS, as well as several other federal agencies.  It covers basic protections for all subjects (known as the “Common Rule”), as well as specific protections for certain subpopulations, including pregnant women, children, and prisoners.Additional information can be found on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) website, which is responsible for protecting the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in HHS research.  The government is currently considering revisions to the Common Rule, and issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in 2011.

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