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Protected and Vulnerable Populations

Federal regulations governing research with people provide additional protections for specific populations when involved in research, including:

  • Pregnant Women, Human Fetuses, and Neonates (Subpart B)
  • Prisoners (Subpart C)
  • Children (Subpart D)

Other populations are considered to be vulnerable and, though not afforded additional protections under federal regulations, are typically given special consideration in the planning, review, and conduct of research in which they are involved.