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The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now has a new Clinical Investigator website for clinical investigators and others involved with clinical trials. For clinical investigators and others, such as as medical students, who are unfamiliar with FDA's role in clinical research, the introduction of the website provides information as to where to begin on the website and identifies the information which should be read first. Also the website has a specific section that provides FDA's guidance and regulations on the Protection of Human Subjects in Clinical Trials:


The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies:


The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), established in 1908, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies:

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The National Bioethics Advisory Committee (NBAC) has published volume II of its report, "Research Involving Human Biological Materials: Ethical Issues and Policy Guidance." Both volumes I and II are available on the web.

  • Volume I  (NBAC's report and recommendations) was transmitted to the President in August 1999.
  • Volume II  consists of the following commissioned papers:
    • Contribution of the Human Tissue Archive to the Advancement of Medical Knowledge and the Public Health David Korn, Stanford University School of Medicine (now AAMC)
    • Privacy and the Analysis of Stored Tissues
    • Sheri Alpert
    • An Ethical Framework for Biological Samples Policy
    • Allen Buchanan, University of Arizona
    • Research on Human Tissue: Religious Perspectives
    • Courtney S. Campbell, Oregon State University
    • Stored Tissue Samples: An Inventory of Sources in the United States
    • Elisa Eiseman, RAND Critical Technologies Institute
    • The Ongoing Debate About Stored Tissue Samples
    • Robert F. Weir, University of Iowa
    • Mini-Hearings on Tissue Samples and Informed Consent
    • James A. Wells and Dana Karr, Center for Health Policy Studies
    • Tony Mazzaschi
    • AAMC
    • Research-AAMC

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