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The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
"In October 2005, the General Conference of UNESCO adopted by acclamation the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. The Declaration addresses ethical issues related to medicine, life sciences and associated technologies as applied to human beings, taking into account their social, legal and environmental dimensions, and states fundamental principles that are relevant from a global perspective."

The Belmont Report
"The Belmont Report was written by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. The Commission, created as a result of the National Research Act of 1974, was charged with identifying the basic ethical principles that should underlie the conduct of biomedical and behavioral research involving human subjects and developing guidelines to assure that such research is conducted in accordance with those principles."


Human by Design: An Ethical Framework for Human Augmentation
"Neural, genetic, pharmacological, and physical forms of augmentation of the human experience promise to multiply both in number and complexity over the next decades. It is our responsibility to create a public, open discourse around the ethical implications of technology that will shape what it means to be human in the near and distant future."

Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers
Prepared in 2009 for the National Science Foundation.

The Cyborg Bill of Rights v1.0
Richard MacKinnon's "Cyborg Bill of Rights v1.0" was published in February of 2017. Richard is past president of EFF-Austin.

The SIENNA project
The SIENNA project has developed stakeholder informed proposals for the ethical development, deployment and use of new and emerging technologies.


Community Biology Biosafety Handbook
The handbook is an open manual that offers biosafety protocols, practices, and recommendations aimed specifically for the community biology movement. The goal here is to establish a shared foundation for biosafety and security practices for the Community Biology labs.

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
BMBL quickly became the cornerstone of biosafety practice and policy in the United States upon first publication in 1984. Historically, the information in this publication has been advisory is nature even though legislation and regulation, in some circumstances, have overtaken it and made compliance with the guidance provided mandatory. We wish to emphasize that the 5th edition of the BMBL remains an advisory document recommending best practices for the safe conduct of work in biomedical and clinical laboratories from a biosafety perspective, and is not intended as a regulatory document though we recognize that it will be used that way by some.

OSHA Laboratory Safety Guidelines
This OSHA document provides guidance on chemical hazards, biological hazards, physical hazards, and safety hazards in laboratory settings.

Association of Professional Piercers Jewelry Standards

Association of Professional Piercers Aftercare Instructions


Devices & Security

IATC's Hippocratic Oath for Connected Medical Devices
I Am The Calvary's Hippocratic Oath for Connected Medical Devices describes commitments to capabilities that preserve safety, as well as trust in the process of care delivery itself.

FDA's Medical Devices Webpage
The FDA's Medical Devices webpage features links to information on medical device classification, guidances, and advice.



CITI Program
"The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in the research enterprise by providing high quality, peer-reviewed, web-based educational courses in research, ethics, regulatory oversight, responsible conduct of research, research administration, and other topics pertinent to the interests of member organizations and individual learners."


Community Spaces

"How to Start a Community Lab"
This collaborative Google Doc features links to resources focused on creating community hackerspaces and biolabs. 

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