Books & Blogs


Institutional Review Blog, by Zachary Schrag

This excellent blog focuses on the regulation of the humanities and social sciences in the US.

Specific Countries


Interagency Panel on Research Ethics. This is the umbrella under which all three Canadian Federal Agencies fall.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Ethics



Danish Council on Ethics


French National Consultative Committee on Ethics


National Committee for Medical Research Ethics


Karolinska Institute for Ethics

United States

Office for Human Research Protections

NIH bioethics resources on the web

National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Kennedy Institute


Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects


Hastings Center Report

IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research

Web forums

IRB Forum

The IRB Forum is open to past and current members of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) or Research Ethics Committees (REC) , IRB/REC administrators, individuals involved in IRB/REC oversight, and others with professional involvement in IRB/REC and/or research activities. Others will be admitted if their involvement in human subjects research will contribute to the discussion of issues pertinent to The IRB Forum.


Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)


  1. For Canada, may I suggest the Interagency Panel on Research Ethics ( This is the umbrella under which all three Canadian Federal Agencies fall.

  2. Thank you, Will!
    I’ve added it.

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