Office for Human Research Protections U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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Office for Human Research Protections

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) provides leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and wellbeing of human subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Office of the Secretary of HHS.

OHRP provides clarification and guidance, develops educational programs and materials, maintains regulatory oversight, and provides advice on ethical and regulatory issues in biomedical and behavioral research. OHRP also supports the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), which advises the HHS Secretary on issues related to protecting human subjects in research.

About OHRP

Find out more about the Office for Human Research Protections.

Regulations & Policy

Learn about federal regulations that protect human subjects in research and find policy and guidance materials related to the regulations.

Education & Outreach

Get information about OHRP educational events, programs, and materials.

Compliance & Reporting

Find out how OHRP exercises regulatory oversight and responds to reports of incidents in HHS-supported research.

News

Get the latest news and announcements from OHRP.

Register IRBs & Obtain FWAs

Learn how institutions can register IRBs and obtain FWAs.

SACHRP Committee

Find out more about the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.

International

Learn how OHRP promotes ethical conduct and regulatory compliance in HHS-supported research studies conducted outside the United States.

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NPRM for Revisions to the Common Rule

HHS Announces Proposal to Improve Rules Protecting Human Research Subjects. 

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