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Human Subjects Research

Guide for use by students in Professor Wolf's Human Subjects Research, Law and Ethics course.

Books @ GSU Law

Search the catalog yourself using the GIL-Find link below, or select the other links to see the results of those searches in the library catalog.

Useful Websites

National Academies Press

Below are just a few of the titles that are available as free eBooks from the National Academies Press website, as well as a link to search the site yourself.

Statutes and Regulations

Links to some relevant offficial statutes and regulations provided by the Government Printing Office.

These links are current as of January 16, 2018, but should be updated if used at a later date. Note particularly that January 4, 2018, HHS submitted a final rule that would delay the revisions to the federal policy for the protection of human subjects. This is distinct from the October 7, 2017, proposed rule that would delay the implementation of the revised common rule while making other changes to the rule. Both the January 4, 2018, and the October 7, 2017, rules are under review with the Office of Management and Budget as of January 16.

International Materials

International or foreign law may also be relevant to human subjects research.

Developing a Research Strategy

Before diving into a research project, it's essential to have a strategy for how you will conduct your research. 

At the Law Library, we've developed a research worksheet that you can use to help organize the information you've been given and develop a plan for your research. Feel free to make copies and use it as you're given research assignments.

Study Aids

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