A new listing of 27 social-behavioral research (SBR) laws, regulations, and guidelines around the world is now available on the OHRP website.
The page lists SBR standards from the following countries (some countries have issued more than one standard):
In addition, one SBR standard was issued by UNESCO.
The information is presented in two tables. Table 1 consists of a 16-page Description of each standard that is organized into the following sections:
- Title, year, and URL link
- Description/summary of the standard
Table 2 features a 4-page Analysis containing the following information:
- Title of standard
- Length in pages
- Free-standing, or subsumed as part of a larger document Primary purpose Legal status Broad or specific topic focus Focus of specific topic (if applicable) Addresses humanities (history, languages, etc.) Exempt or expedited review allowed
Prepared by the Office for Human Research Protections of the Department of Health and Human Services, the listing is designed for use by IRBs, researchers, sponsors, and others involved in human subjects research around the world.