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RPP Educational Resources Division

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The Responsible Conduct of Research
Human Research Protections
Animal Care and Use in Research


The RPP Educational Resources Division provides a variety of information related to research protections including: the responsible conduct of research; human research protections; and the care and welfare of laboratory animals. Information may be found in several hardcopy and online formats such as: text books and instructional materials; federal codes and ethical principles documents; research protection conference and workshop proceedings; newsletters; PowerPoint presentations; and links to related internet sites. Further, the RPP staff are available for classroom and workshop presentations. Contact the RPP office to make arrangements.

Hardcopy materials may be viewed at or signed out from the RPP office in Engleman Hall. The following presents information available in the RPP office and on related online sites:

The Responsible Conduct of Research:


  • Kulakowski and Chronister, Research Administration and Management, Jones and Bartlett: 2006

  • Nicolas Steneck, The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research, ORI: 2005

  • The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Handbook for Research Integrity Officers, ORI: 2005

  • The Office of Research Integrity (ORI), ORI Newsletter (For past issues from 1993 go to

  • The Office of Research Integrity Policies and Procedures Template


  • Office of Research Integrity, The Role of the Research Integrity Officer (RIO), ORI: 2006


  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): RCR Interactive Tutorials. This is a series of interactive tutorials on the Responsible Conduct of Research available for use by any group for educational purposes only

Human Research Protections:


  • Amdur, R., and Bankert, E., Institutional Review Board: Member Handbook, Jones and Bartlett, 2nd edition: 2007

  • Bankert, E., and Amdur R., Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Jones and Bartlett, 2nd edition: 2006

  • Davis and Bankert et. al., Study Guide for Institutional Review Board: Management and Function, Jones and Bartlett, 2nd edition: 2006

  • Dunn, C., and Chadwick, G., Protecting Study Volunteers in Research: A Manual for Research Investigative Sites, Thompson, 3rd edition: 2004

  • Getz, K, and Borfitz, D., Informed Consent: The Consumers Guide to the Risks and Benefits of Volunteering for Clinical Trials, Thompson: 2002

  • Knudson, Paula, 1974-2005 PRIM&R Through the Years: Three Decades of Protecting Human Subjects, PRIM&R Boston: 2006

  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research Human Research Protection Conference Proceedings, (hardcopy, CDs, DVDs) 2001 - 2007

  • Nesbitt, Lori, Clinical Research: What It Is and How It Works, Jones and Bartlett: 2004


  • Protecting Human Subjects: Three Instructional Films -Evolving Concern: Protection for Human Subjects; Balancing Society's Mandates: IRB Review Criteria; The Belmont Report: Basic Ethical Principles and Their Application. Prepared by the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration (1989). Reissued by the U.S. Office for Human Research Protections 2001

  • What to Know About Informed Consent,  U.S. Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and Friends Research Institute, Inc: Baltimore Maryland (2004


  • Forum - The Institutional Review Board Discussion and News Forum The IRB Discussion Forum (known as "MCWIRB") promotes the discussion of ethical, regulatory and policy concerns with human subjects

  • NIH IRB Tutorial

  • Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP)

  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

  • U.S. Federal Drug Administration -

  • U.S. Health and Human Services -

Animal Care and Use in Research:


  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), NIH.

  • OLAW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook.

  • Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial.

  • Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALA) contributes to the advancement of responsible laboratory animal care and use through certification, professional development, publications and resources.

  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Learning Library.

  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

  • The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) advances the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals through certification of veterinary specialists, professional development, education and research.

  • IACUC.ORG is an information resource for members and staff of institutional animal care and use committees. It is a link archive where online resources are organized by menus and submenus. Many who browse the Internet for IACUC resources may find it overwhelming to randomly sift through the enormity of Web sites and their online materials. IACUC.ORG was developed as an organizing tool to quickly point to a topic of interest, such as example protocol forms or disaster plans used by other institutions.  

  • Animal Welfare Act and Regulations: animal welfare regulations, animal laws, animal policies, animal guidelines. : as amended (7 USC, 2131-2156) 

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership for determining standards of humane care and treatment of animals. APHIS implements those standards and achieves compliance through inspection, education, and cooperative efforts. 

  • The Laboratory Animal Management Association (LAMA) advances the laboratory animal management profession through education, knowledge exchange and professional development.