Subpart A - Basic HHS Policy for Protection of Human Research Subjects

Document titled with text: Subpart A, Basic HHS Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects. Text - The Common Rule - above the document.Subpart A, also called “The Common Rule”, describes the required protections for all human subjects.

Subpart A defines a human subject as “a living individual about whom an investigator...conducting research obtains:

  1. Data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or
  2. Identifiable private information.”

Subpart A defines research as “a systematic investigation...designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.”

This definition includes: