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Determination of Exception to the Required Use of a sIRB for Certain HHS Cooperative Research that is Subject to the 2018 Requirements in Today’s Federal Register

November 22, 2019

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced its determination of exception for two categories of research from the required use of a single institutional review board (IRB) to review cooperative research under the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects.  That exception determination is included in today’s issue of the Federal Register (84 FR 64432) and can be accessed at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-11-22/pdf/2019-25358.pdf. 

Details about the exception determination are also included in the listserv announcement about the availability of the exception determination which was included on the Office of the Federal Register’s November 21, 2019 Public Inspection List of Documents. That listserv announcement can be accessed at: https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/exception-determination-required-sirb-use-certain-research.html.


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Content last reviewed on November 22, 2019