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The mission of the HSPH Human Subjects Administration is to promote the protection of participants in scientific research worldwide. HSA's Global Research Ethics Map is a resource for helping researchers understand and honor the ethical requirements for conducting studies at collaborative sites outside of the United States. The Global Research Ethics Map is an ongoing project. The initial focus is on countries where HSPH researchers are engaged in collaborative research.
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