NIH GUIDE, Volume 22, Number 26, July 23, 1993

RFA:  HD-93-004

P.T. 34


  Human Reproduction/Fertility 

  Physiology, Human 


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Letter of Intent Receipt Date: July 26, 1993

Application Receipt Date:  September 8, 1993

This revision to RFA HD-93-004 is intended to notify potential

applicants that the President has signed into law the NIH

Revitalization Act of 1993, which contains certain Miscellaneous

Repeals (Sec. 121), one of which may be important for your application.

The repeal of note is for the provision in the current Code of Federal

Regulations pertaining to the protection of human subjects, 45 CFR

46.204(d), which requires a federal level Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)

review for applications involving human in vitro fertilization (IVF).

With the lifting of this requirement, the NIH can now conduct and

support clinically related research involving human IVF as recommended

by a grantee organization's Institutional Review Board (IRB) without

the necessity for federal level EAB review in all cases.  It is

anticipated, however, that proposals for certain types of research that

relate to human IVF may still be subject to special review on a

case-by-case basis.


Further information on human IVF research eligible for NIH support may

be obtained by contacting:

Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.

Center for Population Research

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Building 61E, Suite 8B01

6100 Executive Boulevard

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301)496-6515


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