Additional Resources

Federal Policies and Procedures 

Belmont Report
Ethical Principles & Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects Research

Code of Federal Regulations Governing the Use of Human Subjects in Research
Basic Health & Human Services Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects, often referred to as the Common Rule

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) and Ferris FERPA Reference Sheet Federal Law that protects the privacy of student education records

Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) 
Establishes the conditions under which protected health information (PHI) may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes. 

Office of Human Rights Protections (OHRP)
Regulatory oversight for Protection of Human Research Subjects

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Research Integrity
Oversees and directs Public Health Service research integrity activities

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Reporting Requirements
Regulates clinical investigations or products under its jurisdiction, such as drugs, biological products, and medical devices 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regulations, Policy & Guidance
Policy & Guidance for NIH awards involving Human Subjects


Professional Associations-Code of Ethics

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Code of Ethics
Principles & Standards that govern professional work of education researchers

American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Ethics
Goals to guide psychologists toward the highest ideals of psychology


Relevant Michigan Regulations

Michigan State Law & Health Codes 


Ferris State University Policy & Procedures 

Conflict of Interest Policy for Investigators
Established to ensure that the design, conduct and reporting of research will not be biased by any conflicting interests

Information Technology Policies
Policies relating to the use of information and technology resources

Research Misconduct Policy and ProceduresEstablished to ensure the integrity of research

Social Media Policy
Applies to social media sites representing Ferris State University as well as individuals who officially represent the University on these platforms

University Policies