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International Compilation of Human Research Standards

The International Compilation of Human Research Standards is a listing of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subjects protections in over 100 countries and from several international organizations. Many of the listings embed hyperlinks to the source document. These laws, regulations, and guidelines are classified into six categories:

  1. General, i.e., applicable to most or all types of human subjects research
  2. Drugs and Devices
  3. Research Injury
  4. Privacy/Data Protection
  5. Human Biological Materials
  6. Genetic
  7. Embryos, Stem Cells, and Cloning

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Disclaimer: Though this Compilation contains information of a legal nature, it has been developed for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinions as to the current operative laws, regulations, or guidelines of any jurisdiction. In addition, because new laws, regulations, and guidelines are issued on a continuing basis, this Compilation is not an exhaustive source of all current applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines relating to international human subject research protections. While reasonable efforts have been made to assure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided, researchers and other individuals should check with local authorities and/or research ethics committees before starting research activities.