Revision of the Common Rule

The Common Rule was revised and revisions were published in January 2017. The updated provisions, called the 2018 Common Rule or 2018 Revisions, became effective in January 2019. OHRP provides here information on the process of revising the Common Rule, the text of the preamble to the revised Rule, and a detailed explanation of the relevant terminology.

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Content last reviewed on March 8, 2021