The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to the protection of human research participants in all research funded by DOE, conducted at DOE institutions, or performed by DOE employees or their contractors. DOE adheres to the ethical principles of the Nuremburg Code and the Belmont Report, and complies with Federal and DOE-specific requirements for the conduct of research using human subjects, as well as with any additional requirements imposed by outside sponsors of some of this research.

Within DOE, oversight of the human subjects protection program is assigned to the Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research (BER), who is the DOE Institutional Official for Human Subjects Research (see About page).

This website is meant to be a helpful resource for researchers, institutional review board members (IRB), research subjects, IRB administrators/managers, institutional officials.