NIH Implementation of the Final Rule on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
As of January 21, 2019, studies initiated on or after that date are expected to comply with all Revised Common Rule requirements for the remainder of the study including:
1) removal of the requirement for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to review grant applications and contract proposals related to research (see NOT-OD-19-055)
2) a new requirement for clinical trial informed consent documents to be posted on a public federal government website;
3) changes to categories of research that qualify for an exemption;
4) removal of the requirement for annual IRB reviews for certain categories of research. 
Please see NOT-OD-19-050 for reference.