Q. How do I find state laws for human subject research?


We first recommend consulting the NCU IRB Resource Guide - Students, available in the NCU Dissertation Center. Access to the Dissertation Center is available from the NCU Courseroom Portal https://my.ncu.edu and under the blue banner The Commons and Other Resources. This document is also linked below. 

To locate state laws or statues governing research with human subjects, an internet search is the most effective starting point. Results will include both state law primary source webpages and state university IRB guidelines:

example search: Pennsylvania laws human subject research 

More detailed searches may be required depending on the type of research and subject(s) involved, such as minors/children consent, prisoners, or other medical science topics.

State Regulations

State Statutes by State - https://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html#state

Federal Regulations

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - https://www.ahrq.gov/funding/index.html#reg

American Psychological Association Human Research Protections - http://www.apa.org/research/responsible/human/

Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects ('Common Rule') - https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/regulations/common-rule/

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) FAQs  - https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/guidance/faq/index.html

Office of Research Integrity (ORI) - https://ori.hhs.gov/

For further questions about NCU's IRB application, contact irb@ncu.edu

  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2017
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  • Answered By Kira Litvin

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