The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Health Topics: Research and Advocacy

Health topics: Research and advocacy



Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Human Research Protections (OHRP), Tower Bldg., 1101 Wootton Pkwy., #200, Rockville, MD 20852; (240) 453-6900. Fax, (240) 453-6909. Dr. Jerry Menikoff, Director. Toll-free, (866) 447-4777.

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Promotes the rights, welfare, and well-being of subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the Health and Human Services Dept.; helps ensure that research is carried out in accordance with federal regulations by providing clarification and guidance, developing educational programs and materials, and maintaining regulatory oversight.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (National Institutes of Health), Division of Extramural Research (DER), 6710B Rockledge Dr., Room 2113, MS 7002, Bethesda, MD 20817; (301) 435-6868. Dr. ...

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