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Revision: NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Individuals Across the Lifespan as Participants in Research Involving Human Subjects

 Revises NIH policy and guidelines on the Inclusion of Children. Changes to the policy include (1) the applicability of the policy to individuals of all ages, including children and older adults; (2) clarification of potentially acceptable reasons for excluding participants based on age; and (3) a requirement to provide data on participant age at enrollment in progress reports. The policy applies to competing grant applications for due dates on or after January 25, 2019.  Ongoing, non-competing awards will not be expected to comply with this policy. For R&D contracts, the policy will apply to all solicitations issued on or after this effective date. See NOT-OD-18-116