OHRP Releases Six Webinars to Clarify Changes to The Common Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other Federal departments and agencies have announced proposed changes to The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the “Common Rule.” The changes in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will modernize and strengthen the policy to enhance protections for research subjects.

To help the public better understand these changes, The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has developed six short webinars covering key topics on the NPRM regarding the Common Rule.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of the NPRM
  • Exclusions and Exemptions
  • Informed Consent
  • IRB Review and Operations
  • Research with Biospecimens
  • Secondary Research Use of Data

For more information and links to the webinars:



For information on the Common Rule NPRM or to submit comments, please visit OHRP website at http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/index.html

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