NAVY - BUMED 3900.6B CH-1
(BUMED-26H) PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS
|Publication Date:||10 January 2002|
This instruction applies to all research involving human research participants. Specifically:
a. The provisions of this instruction apply to:
(1) All studies, regardless of funding source, conducted at, by, or in collaboration with any naval activity.
(2) Contract research funded by naval activities.
b. The provisions of this instruction do not apply to research conducted under BUMEDINST 6000.12A, Clinical Investigation Program (CIP).
c. Nothing in this instruction is intended to limit the authority of a health care practitioner to provide emergency medical care under applicable law of the jurisdiction in which the care is provided.
d. Except as specifically indicated, nothing in this instruction is intended to limit the authority of unit commanders in the discharge of assigned duties or responsibilities.
This instruction administratively reissues reference (a) due to the disestablishment of the Naval Medical Research and Development Command to continue current policies in force as an interim measure pending substantial changes in Federal policy regarding the protection of volunteer human subjects in research. The instruction has not been rewritten, although administrative references have been updated and enclosures deleted.