The International Compilation of Human Research Standards enumerates over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines that govern human subjects research in 126 countries, as well as standards from a number of international and regional organizations. This Compilation was developed for use by researchers, IRBs/Research Ethics Committees, sponsors, and others who are involved in human subjects research around the world.
Content experts from around the world, listed at the back of the Compilation, provided updates (or confirmations of prior listings), which are reflected in the hundreds of changes entered in this Edition. Six new countries are featured in the 2017 Edition: Benin, Bermuda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Senegal. The countries of the Middle East are now found in a separate section beginning on page 136