Implications for International Projects

Are there other issues if my research calls for research participants in other countries? Maybe. The following is a recent release from OHRP to provide guidance for IRB's and Researchers. "Recognizing the continued growth of international research, the Office for Human Research Protections has developed an International Compilation of Human Subject Research Protections. The Compilation lists the laws, regulations, and guidelines of over 50 countries where DHHS funded or supported research is conducted.

The Compilation provides direct web links to each country's Key Organizations and laws, whenever available. OHRP believes this Compilation will help IRB's, researchers, and others to meet regulatory requirements to assure that research studies comply with applicable law.

The Compilation can be accessed on the OHRP web site: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/international/index.html#NatlPol . To use the Compilation, go to page 3 and then click on the country of interest."