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Center for Advancing
Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research

Regulatory Affairs


Research involving human participants must comply with Federal Regulations and be approved by an Institutional Review Board. Navigating the approval process takes time and issues specific to longitudinal research can pose particular challenges. Here are a few resources to get you started.

Sample Informed Consent Forms for Longitudinal Research

Long-term follow-up of opiate users in California
Transitional Case Management

Institutional Review Boards

UCLA Office of the Human Research Protection Program
State of California Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects

HIPAA

United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, HIPAA

Certificates of Confidentiality

National Institutes of Health Certificates of Confidentiality Kiosk

Policy and Guidance

United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections
National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research, Human Subjects Website
American Psychological Association Human Research Protections
National Science Foundation