- Belmont Report
- Declaration of Helsinki
- Department of Energy (DOE) Human Subjects Resource Book: This document is a joint project of several agencies: DOE, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs. It is an attempt to synthesize the information currently available on the protection of human subjects in research, the continuing application of such information to new areas of endeavor, and the ever-changing rules, regulations, and guidance involved in the hope that it might provide useful information for investigators, IRBs, research organizations, research subjects, and others.
- Interpretive Guide to the "Common Rule" from the U.S. Agency for International Development
- Guidelines for Defining Public Health Research and Public Health Non-Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Nuremburg Code
- Office for Human Research Protections' Institutional Review Board Guidance