COVID-19 Research Resources
A curated list of research resources around guidelines, policies, and procedures related to COVID-19, drawn from Harvard University, affiliated academic healthcare centers, and government funding agencies

Helping researchers navigate clinical & translational research regulatory processes. Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program

International Research


The Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program facilitates the development and strengthening of international research initiatives. The program achieves this by providing education and training about regulatory concerns specific to international research within Harvard Catalyst's participating institutions and with global research sites.


  • International Research: Basic Topics to Consider (2016) [PDF]
    A brief presentation of key considerations for investigators when planning and conducting international research involving human subjects.
  • Study Monitoring and Regulatory Compliance for Global Health Research [PDF]
    (from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
    A comprehensive presentation about monitoring and compliance for research at international sites.
  • Research Ethics Guidelines International Online Navigation Map (REGION-Map)
    (from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
    A map linking investigators to country-specific documents and research resources.
  • Harvard Global Support Services
    The Harvard Global Support Services webpage provides tools and guidance for those who study, research, and work overseas.
Additional Resources
  • ClinRegs (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID))
    A database of country-specific clinical research regulations from around the globe designed to save time and effort in planning and implementing clinical research.
  • International Compilation of Human Research Standards (Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP))
    A compilation of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subjects protection in over 100 countries.
  • Global Health Trials
    Register for this open access, free web resource that enables individuals working on trials in resource-limited settings to work together to share guidance, tools, and resources. This site also provides valuable guidance materials, and training resources through the Global Health Trials e-Learning Centre.
  • International Research Ethics Online Training (adapted from the World Health Organization (WHO) by The Global Health Network)
    Consists of 14 modules and a substantial resource library covering a wide variety of issues. Modules vary in length but each should take no more than 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Optional quizzes accompany each module and must be completed to gain certification for successful completion of the entire course.


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