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Human Subjects Policy & Resources

ACP Supports Withdrawal of Common Rule NPRM and a New Research Ethics Commission

ACP issued a statement in support of the National Academies' call for withdrawal of the Common Rule NPRM and for appointing a new research ethics commission.

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ACP Comments on Notice of Proposed Rule Making

ACP submitted comments to the Office for Human Research Protections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making, "Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects," also known as the Common Rule.

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"Research in the Physician's Office:
Navigating the Ethical Minefield"

This article from the March/April 2008 Hastings Center Report illustrates the ethical challenges of conducting research in the office and how to evaluate the appropriateness of participation in clinical trials for the physician in private practice.

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Patient Education

Volunteering for a Research Study? is an educational brochure offering information and assistance to anyone who is thinking about volunteering to participate in a research study. The brochure, designed to facilitate conversations between doctors and their patients, is intended for distribution in doctors' offices and comes in packages of 50.

Download the Patient Education Brochure