Human Research Protections
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Gene Therapy:

The treatment of genetic disease accomplished by altering the genetic structure of either somatic (non-reproductive) or germline (reproductive) cells.

Generalizable Knowledge:

Information obtained from projects or investigations that are designed to draw general conclusions, to transfer or extrapolate results to a broader population or situation than those from which the information was initially derived, or to establish or enhance scientific evidence about a topic of interest.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP):

A standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses, and reporting of clinical trials that provides assurance that the data and reported results are credible and accurate, and that the rights, integrity, and confidentiality of trial participants are protected.


An individual who is authorized under applicable State or local law to consent on behalf of a child to general medical care when general medical care includes participation in research. It also means an individual who is authorized to consent on behalf of a child to participate in research.

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