Investigator Guidance

References for conducting research with human participants:
Certificate of Confidentiality: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coc/index.htm
NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy: http://gds.nih.gov/
A Code of Ethics for Public Health: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1447186&blobtype=pdf
NHGRI informed consent resource: http://www.genome.gov/27026588
Study Design: Phenotype harmonization and cross-study collaborat... [Genet Epidemiol. 2011]
Gene-environment interplay in common complex disea... [Genet Epidemiol. 2011]
Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Core Collection

The PhenX Toolkit recommends the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Core collection of measurement protocols for use by all Toolkit users. Social Determinants of Health play an integral role in human health and well-being and affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.  The PhenX SDOH Core collection provides a common currency for all investigators who are designing studies with human participants.

Protocols with Limited Availability

The Toolkit includes some protocols with limited availability, and directs users to the source of these protocols. Individual investigators are responsible for obtaining protocols with limited availability and any associated licensing costs, and are responsible for complying with any license terms or other restrictions by the owners of those measures/protocols, including the owners' requirements regarding the use of trademarks and trade names.

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