Revised ‘Common Rule’ to affect human subjects research regulations

News for Researchers

Posted March 31, 2017 by Tiffany Lee

Changes to regulations governing human subjects research, as outlined in Common Rule 45 CFR 46, were published in the Federal Register in January. The majority of rule changes will take effect Jan. 19, 2018.

The amended rules are the first significant changes to human subjects regulations since 1991. While some changes will reduce the burden on researchers and institutional compliance areas, many of the new requirements come with additional responsibilities.

To help Nebraska researchers comply with the new regulations, Research Compliance Services has created a website to provide information and updates as the January 2018 compliance deadline approaches. Human subjects researchers are urged to use this resource to find details on new regulations and their impact on the university, explanations on how to comply with the changes, frequently asked questions, and additional links and information.

For more information, contact Sara Frizzell, director of Research Compliance Services, at 402-472-4491.

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