There are many regulations, outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and guidance in the field of research. OSF HealthCare expects investigators and research staff to understand and comply with the regulations and guidance that apply to their research.

Before investigators begin any research, they should thoroughly understand these rules to ensure that their studies are conducted in compliance with applicable laws and other requirements.

At a minimum, investigators conducting research in the United States should be familiar with the following.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Regulations and Guidance

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations and Guidance

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)