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Additional Six Months Delay for General Compliance for the changes to the Common Rule

On June 18, 2018, we were notified that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 16 other federal departments and agencies are issuing a Final Rule to delay for an additional 6 months the general compliance date for changes recently made to the revised Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also known as the Common Rule).  The Final Rule delays the general compliance date of the 2018 Requirements for an additional 6-month period until January 21, 2019. The IRB is reviewing this information but we will let you know about any changes that may affect you, if any.

Emory IRB Webinar on Electronic Data: Security Concerns in Research 

On May 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm, the Emory IRB will deliver a webinar focused on Electronic Data: Security Concerns in Research. The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, including time for questions and answers. A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of past webinars, can be found on the Webinars page of the IRB website.

Common Rule: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that Proposes to Delay For an Additional 6 Months the General Compliance Date of the Revisions to the Common RuleOn April 19, 2018, HHS and 16 Other Federal Departments and Agencies announced a NPRM Proposing to delay for an additional 6 months the general compliance date of the revisions to the common rule. Click here to access the NPRM Federal Register Notice. To be assured consideration, comments on the NPRM must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 21, 2018. 

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