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Informed Consent  
  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:  
   AHRQ Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research
An aid for conducting an ethical informed consent process and HIPAA authorization that is in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Models of IRB Review  
  National Institutes of Health:  
   NCI Central IRB
The Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and focuses on utilizing "facilitated review" to streamline local IRB reviews of national multi-center cancer treatment trials.
Human Data and Specimens in Research  
  National Institutes of Health:  
   Applicable Regulations and Policies
A resource to help researchers involved in biobanks and repositories be in compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
   List of Useful resources and Tools
A list of resources and tools to help facilitate biospecimen research.
   Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (CaBig)
The Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid enables data and knowledge to be shared among researchers, physicians and patients. The interoperable infrastructure is set up to improve methods needed for the detection, prevention and treatment of different types of cancers.
   Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR)
An obstacle for most cancer research is obtaining high quality biospecimens. OBBR is in charge of developing a common biorepository infrastructure that will enable collaborative and multi-institutional genomic and proteomic studies.
Other Clinical Research Policy Resources and Information  
  National Institutes of Health:  
   Bioethics Resources on the Web
A compilation of educational and research bioethics resources that cover a range of topics, including research ethics, genetics and medicine and health care.
   Timeline of Laws Related to Human Subjects Protections
Compiled by the Office of NIH History, NIH, this timeline depicts important milestones in the formation of human subjects protection laws.

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