Performance, Excellence, & Efficiency in Research






United States


All Research


Department of Energy (DOE)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

Selected guidance documents are provided for convenience, however, one should review the entire Policy and Guidance Index above.


Biomedical, Public Health, and/or Epidemiological Research


Conflicts of Interest

Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 

Food and Drug Administration

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Center for Device and Radiological Health (CDRH)

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

National Institutes of Health

Office for Civil Rights


Social-Behavioral Research





Council for International Organization of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) 

European Diagnostics Manufacturers Association (EDMA)

European Medicine Agency

International Conference of Harmonization (ICH)

Nuffield Council on Bioethics


World Health Organization