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Final Revisions to the Common Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have issued final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule). The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017. It implements new steps to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.

Related Information

  • The Common Rule, Updated
    By Jerry Menikoff, Julie Kaneshiro, and Ivor Pritchard
    New England Journal of Medicine, January 19, 2017 (Vol. 376 No. 3)

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Content last reviewed on January 19, 2017