• Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE) (at the National Security Archive)
    ACHRE was created on Jan. 15, 1994 and dissolved in October 1995. It investigated and reported on the use of human beings as subjects of federally funded research using ionizing radiation. This archive contains the information on the original ACHRE Web site and includes information on the committees' activities, processes, and papers.
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
    Promotes the exchange of ideas and fosters multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional scholarship, research, teaching, policy development, professional development, and collegiality among people engaged in clinical and academic bioethics and the medical humanities.
  • National Bioethics Advisory Commission Web Site
    Charter expired in Oct. 2001. Site is maintained for archival purposes.
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)
    An organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of human research.
  • Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections
    Formerly known as the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee. Chartered in Oct. 2002 to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues and topics pertaining to or associated with the protection of human research subjects.

Reference Documents

Other Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Human Subjects Research Database (HSRD)

The Human Subjects Research Database contains information relating to research projects involving human subjects (projects reviewed by an IRB and not given "Exemption" status) that are currently funded by the Department of Energy, or are performed at DOE facilities with support from other sponsors, or by DOE personnel or DOE contractor personnel. This database consists of a searchable interface, detailed descriptions of each research project and a section that summarizes the information for quick referencing.