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 Statutes by State - https://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html#state
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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