This page provides links to institutions that regulate scientific research and the design, use, and transfer of technologies.
- Let your voice be heard in the federal rule making process! Visit www.regulations.gov to access federal rules and comment on them.
- See the US Government Manual, which provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees. This is a resource provided by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR).
- For more on the US government and science and technology click here.
- Good places to browse for information about the US government's involvement in science and technology are FedWorld and SciTechResources.gov, a catalogue of government science and technology websites.
- Visit the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for research on federal expenditures.
Biomedical Science and Technology
Biosafety and Biohazards:
Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC)
Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs)
Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA)
Human Subjects Research:
FDA Guidelines for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP)
World Medical Association
Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Environment, Agriculture, and EnergyUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
US Department of the Interior (DOI)
Bureau of Reclamation
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Minerals Management Service
Office of Surface Mining
US Department of Agriculture
Other agencies in the USDA
US Department of Energy (DOE)
InformationFederal Communications Commission (FCC)
WeaponsInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB)
Finance, Business, and TradeU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
TransportationFederal Aviation Administration (FAA)