Whether your child is invited to participate in a research project, or you’re a Nemours associate or research professional, it’s important to learn about the extensive human subject protection safeguards we have in place at all Nemours facilities.
The Nemours Children's Office of Human Subjects Protection and its Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) ensure that all Nemours human research activities meet or exceed the highest ethical standards for protecting the rights and welfare of everyone who volunteers to participate.
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Nemours is proud to be fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.Learn More
Nemours research scientists and physicians have helped develop many of today’s most advanced treatments to improve the health of children. When a new drug, device or procedure shows great enough potential, it must be carefully tested to be certain that it’s safe and effective. These tests are called clinical trials, and the patients who choose to participate in them are called human subjects.
The Nemours Office of Human Subjects Protection (NOHSP) helps ensure that all clinical trials involving human subjects — at every Nemours facility — are conducted in accordance with the highest safety standards; all applicable laws and Nemours policies; and generally accepted precepts of ethical conduct.
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Resources about the regulations that govern human subject protection in medical research:
Resources that help you learn about ethical issues surrounding human subject protection in medical research:
Nemours encourages all associates to educate themselves about the ethics and regulations regarding the protection of human subjects in research. For anyone involved in the conduct of Nemours-based research (Nemours associates and non-associates), web-based coursework is required.
View the NOHSP Educational Curriculum (PDF)
Required web-based training is available through:
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