IRB Reviewer Resources

Useful resources when reviewing research involving human subjects:

IRB Authorization Agreement for Collaborating Institutions (DOC)

IRB Membership List

Research Training Tutorial 

Reviewer Checklist

HIPAA Privacy Rule 

History of Human Subjects Research

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) Belmont Report Historical Archive. We encourage everyone to visit the site and review this important part of the history of human subject protections. More details on the history of human subjects research.

The Belmont Archive includes:

  • Belmont Report Oral History Interviews–transcripts of interviews with members, staff and consultants of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1974-78); OHRP will soon add the video versions of these interviews; 
  • Training Video–a 9-minute educational/training video with highlights from the Oral History interviews; 
  • Commemorative Program Video–a one-hour edited version of the November 16, 2004 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ceremony honoring the members, staff and consultants of the National Commission; and 
  • History of the Belmont Report–a short history of the Belmont Report and the current human subject protection regulations.

The Belmont Report

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

More details on the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)  or reach by phone at 1-866-447-4777.

International Research 

More details on international research.

Disclaimer: The International Compilation of Human Subject Research Protections is a listing of the laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern human subjects research in many countries around the world.

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.

IRB Discussion Forum

More details  on the IRB Discussion Forum. The IRB Forum is open to past and current members of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) or Research Ethics Committees (REC), IRB/REC administrators, individuals involved in IRB/REC oversight, and others with professional involvement in IRB/REC and/or research activities. Others will be admitted if their involvement in human subjects research will contribute to the discussion of issues pertinent to The IRB Forum. International participants are welcome. There is no membership fee. Click on the link above to register.