Federal changes to human subjects regulations delayed until July 19

News for Researchers

January 18, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies announced an interim final rule Jan. 17 that delays the effective date and general compliance date of the proposed Common Rule revisions by six months.

The changes were originally published in the Federal Register on Jan. 19, 2017. While most provisions in the revised Common Rule were scheduled to become effective on Jan. 19, 2018, changes have been delayed until July 19, 2018, in order to provide regulated entities additional time to prepare for implementation. Until July 19, 2018, regulated entities, including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will be required to comply with the pre-2018 Common Rule.

While the university’s Institutional Review Board was prepared to implement the changes, it also prepared a backup plan in case this delay occurred. The IRB is taking these steps to update the campus as quickly as possible:

For more information, contact IRB at 402-472-6965.


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