Digital Archive on the Protection of Human Subjects

The Office for Human Research Protections hosts the Digital Archive for the Protection of Human Subjects. Supported by an OHRP contract with the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, selected documents in the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University have been digitized to make these historic materials accessible to researchers at OHRP’s website.

A core component of the OHRP Digital Archive is the set of historic pre-1995 Federal Register Notices on human subject protections, all have been posted at the OHRP archive. In addition to these are the reports and appendices of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research; the digitization was completed in 2007.

Making the full text available via the Web is an ongoing effort of the Bioethics Research Library. Supplemental to that, of course, is a comprehensive special bioethics library located in Healy Hall 102 on the main campus of Georgetown University. The Library continues to collect interdisciplinary literature on human experimentation. The circulating library contains over 34,800 books, reports, audiovisuals, legal documents, electronic resources and journal and newspaper articles on all ethical, legal, and public policy aspects of human experimentation and scientific research ethics.

We invite you to use these library resources online or at the Library. Please let us know in advance if you plan to visit so that we may have the materials you need readily available.