United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Research Protections


Human Research Protection Office (HRPO)

 HRPO Responsibilites

The Human Research Protections Office is responsible for conducting the following activities:

  • Principal advisor to the Command for human subjects protection.
  • Develop and implement human subjects protections policies & regulations.
  • Review and approve extramural human subjects protocols.
  • Conduct human subjects protection site visits.
HRPO_Protocol_Submission_Form_v 8.0 9JUNE2020
SOCOM submissions file naming 7 July
USSOCOM Human Research Determination for Researchers v1.2
DoD Instruction 3216.02 - Protection of Human Subjects and Adherence to Ethical Standards in DoD-Supported Research
U.S.C. TITLE 10, §980 - Limitation on use of humans as experimental subjects
21 CFR 50 (FDA Regulation) - Protection of Human Subjects
32 CFR 219 (DoD Regulation) - Protection of Human Subjects
21 CFR Parts 50 and 312 - Human Drugs and Biologics; Determination That Informed Consent Is NOT Feasible or Is Contrary to the Best Interests of Recipients
21 CFR 312 (FDA Regulation) - Investigational New Drug Application
U.S.C. TITLE 10, §1107 - Notice of use of an investigational new drug or a drug unapproved for its applied use
DoD Instruction 6200.02 - Application of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rules to Department of Defense Force Health Protection Programs
21 CFR 56 (FDA Regulation) - Institutional Review Boards
DODI 3210.7 - Research Integrity and Misconduct
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation: Protection of Human Subjects Clause
USSOCOM HRPO(813) 826-7498/1267hrpp@socom.mil
Army – Human Research Protection Office
Air Force – Human Research Protections
Navy – Human Research Protection Program
US Army MRMC – Office of Research Protections
CDC Office of the Director of Select Agent Program
Ethical Principals in Psychology Studies
FDA Device Advice
FDA - Device Guidance
FDA - GCP Guidance Information
FDA Office of Combination Products
HHS - Office of Human Research Protection
HIPAA privacy rule and its impact on research
National Institutes of Health
NIH Certificates of Confidentiality kiosk
Regulating In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Device Studies
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
VA Office of Research policy documents
                                            Veterinary Review Office (VRO)
USSOCOM VRO(813) 826-6031socom_vet@socom.mil
DoD Instruction 3216.01 - Use of Animals in DOD Programs
Animal Welfare Act
Brief outline of the Animal Welfare Act and regulations
The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training


2022 DoD-Standard-Protocol-Format-final
DoD Animal Use Protocol Format
SIGNED - DHA-MSR 6025.02 - Animals
VRO_Animal_Res_Rev_June21_blk(PDF Fillable)