Protecting Human Subjects
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Human Subjects Research Program exists to ensure that all research conducted at DOE institutions, whether supported with DOE funds or performed by DOE employees, addresses the protection of human subjects.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) supports DOE in its efforts to protect human subject by providing a number of capabilities and resources.
ORISE maintains the Human Subjects Research Database (HSRD) for the Office of Biological and Environmental Research within the DOE Office of Science.
ORISE assists DOE’s Office of Science by developing manuals, brochures and resource books to help put human subjects regulations into practice.
ORISE manages the Oak Ridge Sitewide Institutional Review Board (ORSIRB), which addresses human subjects protection issues for research involving workers or researchers at DOE facilities in Oak Ridge.
The ORISE Protecting Human Subjects Web site contains resources to support human subjects protection and institutional review processes.