DoD institutions / organizations / commands engaged in DoD or component-supported research with human subjects are guided by the ethical principles set forth in the report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research titled, "Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research" (The Belmont Report); DoD regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects (32 CFR 219); DoDI 3216.02_AFI 40-402; where applicable, Food and Drug Administration regulations; 45 CFR 46 (Subparts B, C, and D under the authority of the DoD); and any other applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Assurance applies to research involving human subjects and activities that involve such research, even in part, regardless of whether the research is otherwise subject to federal regulation. The requirements of the Assurance apply to all programs within the institution and its DoD component, and are not restricted by funding source (intramural or extramural), funding appropriation, nature of support, program budget activity (e.g., P6 versus other), program title, or security classification.
Institutional Review Boards within DoD organizations meet the requirements of the Common Rule, FDA regulations and any DoD component-specific additional requirements.
The following institutions / organizations / commands have an approved DoD Assurance:
|Air Force Institutions
|Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
|81st Medical Group, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
|60th Medical Group, Travis AFB, California
|88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
|11th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
|59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
|US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
|375th Medical Group, Scott AFB, Illinois
|Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada
|96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, Florida
|Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
|55th Medical Group, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
|Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio