In addition to its online educational materials, OHRP makes available other resources in various formats. Email OHRP-EDU@HHS.GOV to request these materials:


“Protecting Human Subjects” Series (includes three instructional videos on VHS)

  1. "EVOLVING CONCERN: Protection for Human Subjects" traces the development of today's comprehensive program to protect human subjects in research out of earlier ethical codes and societal concerns. This film references historic events in behavioral and biomedical research to show why protection is needed and how it came about.
  2. "BALANCING SOCIETY'S MANDATES: Criteria for Protocol Review" depicts an IRB in action. Dr. Edmund Pellegrino, Former Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, explains the basis for the criteria that an IRB follows in reviewing research. In commenting on IRB deliberations, he points out why the IRB seeks clarification and information from the researcher.
  3. "THE BELMONT REPORT: Basic Ethical Principles and Their Application" describes the basic ethical principles that underlie research involving human subjects: respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. This video illustrates application of these principles through biomedical and behavioral research case studies, and shows the principles at work in the resolution of ethical conflicts.


“Investigator 101” Video (.mov files on CD)

The “Investigator 101” CD ROM was developed jointly by OHRP and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). 
CME credits: PRIM&R will produce a certificate of completion for individuals who have viewed the training video and completed the post-training test with a score of 70 percent or higher (test must be returned to PRIM&R for scoring). The certificate of completion may then be used to apply for Category 2 CME credit.


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