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Approved For Release 2003/09/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002600160002-5 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON. D.C. 20301 FEB 1 7 1994 MEMORANDUM TO DIRECTORS OF THE DEFENSE AGENCIES SUBJECT: Protection of Human Subjects in Research On August 11, 1991, the Federal Common Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research was adopted by the Department of Defense (DoD) and published in Titlec32, Code offor Federal Regulations, Part 219. Subsequently, implementation of the Human Subjects Regulations wasissuednse jointly on June 10, 1993 by the Assistant Secretary o Def (Health Affairs) and the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering to the Assistant Secretaries of the Military Departments having cognizance for research, development, testing, and acquisition. It has been brought to our attention that at least one Defense Agency has recently initiated a-program in alatechnology. To ensure that all Department of Defense Agencies compliance with current human use regulations, it is requested extramural conducts that each Director pdafor whether pr research intramural Agency provides s funding support which involves human subject participation. If an Agency does conduct or support human subjects research the required administrative package will be provided to ensure Agency compliance with the above Federal Regulation. For clarity, research is defined as a systematic investigation, including designed to research, development, testing and evaluation, develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Activities which meet this definition constitute research for pu Dosed under this policy, whether or not they are conducted or support a program which is considered research for other purposes. For example, some demonstration and service programs may include research activities. Human subjects isdefined as aa rlivingnt) individual about whom an investigator (professional conducting research obtains data through intervention or interaction with the individual, or obtains identifiable private information regarding the individual used for research purposes. Directors are requested to provide the status of Agency participation in the conduct or support f intramural l or extramural human subject research by March Director, Environmental and Life Sciences Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering Pentagon Room 3D129 Washington, D.C., 20301-3030 Negative responses are required. NO REFERRAL REQUIRED Approved For Release 2003/09/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002600160002-5 Approved For Release 2003/09/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002600160002-5 My point of contact for this action is Captain John F. Jemionek, MSC, USN, who may be contacted at (703) 697-1494. Your assistance in ensuring total DoD compliance with Federal Regulation in the area of human subject protection in research is appreciated. Edward D. Martin, M.D. J~Jej~a V. Osterman Director, Environmental Acting Assistant Secretary and Life Sciences of Defense (Health Affairs) Approved For Release 2003/09/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002600160002-5