The Human Factors Division (ANG-C1 - Human Factors) provides scientific and technical support for the civil aviation human factors research program and for human factors applications in acquisition, certification, regulation, and standards. It develops and assures implementation of human factors policies, regulations, programs, and procedures which promote the safety and productivity of the national airspace system. It also formulates and manages the aviation human factors research program and provides human factors support to acquisition and regulatory activities.

The FAA Human Factors Policy Order 9550.8 establishes policy, procedures, and responsibilities for incorporating and coordinating human factors considerations in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and activities to enhance aviation safety, capability, efficiency, and productivity.

It is FAA policy to ensure the safety and well-being of participants in FAA-sponsored or FAA-conducted scientific research (FAA Order 9500.25A and 49 CFR Part 11).