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Useful Web-based resources for investigators engaged in research involving elderly persons

1. The World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki: http://www.wma.net/e7policy/b3.htm

2. Belmont Report: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/belmont.htm

3. Common Rule: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/45cfr46.htm

4. American Geriatrics Society ''The Responsible Conduct of Research'': http://www.americangeriatrics.org/products/ positionpapers/respcondresearch.shtml

5. American College of Physicians Ethics Manual, 5th edition: http://www.acponline.org/ethics/ethicman5th.htm

6. American Psychiatric Association ''Guidelines for Assessing Decision-Making Capacities of Potential Research Subjects with Cognitive Impairment'': http://www.psych.org/edu/other_res/lib_archives/archives/199811.pdf

7. National Bioethics Advisory Commission Report ''Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders That May Affect Decision-Making Capacity'': http://www.georgetown.edu/research/nrcbl/nbac/capacity/TOC.htm

8. American Geriatrics Society ''Informed Consent for Research on Human Subjects with Dementia'': http:// www.americangeriatrics.org/products/positionpapers/infconsent.shtml

9. American Society of Human Genetics ''Statement on Informed Consent for Genetic Research'': http://www.ashg.org/ genetics/ashg/pubs/policy/pol-25.htm

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