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grants.gov workspace

The US Federal Government provides financial support in the form of grants to individuals and institutions for research in the areas of public interest or wellbeing of common citizens. The projects are funded out of the general federal revenue.  The federal government has a website ‘grants.gov’ as a single access point for all types of...
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The Common Rule

Common Rule

Human Subjects Research: Individuals who are the subjects of research will be asked to contribute their time and assume risk to advance the research enterprise, which benefits society at large. U.S. federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects in research have been in existence for more than three decades. The Department of Health, Education,...
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Compliance in Stem Cell Research

What are stem cells? Stem cells are undifferentiated (unspecialized) cells that have the capability to proliferate – or divide and renew themselves for long periods. They can be obtained from various sources in the human body: bone marrow, peripheral blood, and embryos. The type and potential of stem cells varies. Totipotent: Obtained from the fertilized...
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Improving IRB Performance

IRB

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are assigned with the critical job of reviewing, approving, and monitoring research involving humans. One of the main responsibilities of an IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects from harm – be it physical or psychological. With such responsibility resting on their shoulders, it is imperative that...
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Running Productive Electronic IRB Meetings

Any research project on human subjects requires clinical trial protocols to be maintained. It is the duty of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure that all types of research conducted on human subjects is in accordance with federal, state, institutional, and ethical guidelines. In short, the IRB plays an important role in protecting the...
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Quick Guide To Biosafety Management

Biosafety can be defined as the application of information, techniques, and equipment to prevent potentially infectious and/or hazardous biological materials from harming people and the environment. Biosafety measures delineate the conditions under which biohazardous materials and agents can be safely handled. Biohazardous materials could be microorganisms, toxins, body fluids, controlled substances, allergens, carcinogens, oncogenic matter,...
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