Listed below are several links that may be helpful in regards to compliance issues and/or research in ethical issues:
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
- The AALAS website provides an environment conducive of the exchange of information and expertise regarding the care and use of laboratory animals.
American Biological Safety Association
- This website provides publications, topics, and links all pertaining to biosafety issues.
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
- ACLAM is an organization of board certified veterinary medical specialists who are experts in the humane treatment and use of laboratory animals.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
- APHIS is responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act, protecting and promoting U.S. Agricultural health, and carrying out wild life damage management activities.
The Belmont Report
- Created under the National Research Act; the Belmont Report provides ethical principles and guidelines in regards human research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC")
- Is the principle agency for the U.S. Government for protecting the health and safety of America and providing essential health services to those who are unable to help themselves.
- This website is run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and provides information regarding federal and private funded human research.
The Declaration of Helsinki
- Created by the World Medical Association, the Declaration is a statement of ethical principles to provide guidance to those involved in human research.
Good Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Provides information regarding clinical trails and provides ethical guidelines in regards to human research.
The Good Laboratory Practice Act
- Provides standards for working in the laboratory environment.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
- Among other things, HIPPA was created to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health care and health care delivery by protecting individual identifiable health information.
Human Subject Regulations Decision Charts
- Provides decision charts to decide whether research is exempt, expedited, or full review.
National Institutes of Health ("NIH")
- Provides information regarding health issues, grant information, research training, news, and research issues.
The Nuremberg Code
- The Nuremburg Code was created in response to the infamous experiments performed by Nazi scientists on prisoners in their concentration camps. It provides ethical regulations and guidelines in performing human research.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA")
- OSHA was created by the U.S. government to assure the safety and health of American workers by implementing standards and providing training to encourage workplace safety and health.
The Office for Human Resource Protections ("OHRP")
- Provides leadership and oversight on all matters related to the protection of human subjects participating in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Provides information regarding human research including education, policies, and regulations.
The Office of Research Integrity ("ORI")
- Promotes integrity in U. S. Public Health Service ("PHS") supported biomedical and behavioral research at approximately 4,000 institutions worldwide.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA")
- Provides information and standards in regards to "good clinical practice", i.e. design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials.
The World Health Organization ("WHO")
- The United Nations' specialized agency for health that provides topics, publications, and research tools regarding various health and research topics.
Laboratory Animal Welfare Act
- Regulates all research regarding warm-blooded animals under federal and private funding.
National Research Council (NRC)
- Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Public Health Service (PHS)
- Policy on Humane Care & Use of Laboratory Animals
- Provides policy in regards to research of all vertebrates funded by the PHS.
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