U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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On January 19, 2017, federal regulators published the Final Rule to amend and update the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (“the Common Rule”).  Key provisions govern research with identifiable private information, identifiable biospecimens, broad consent, new exemption categories, and single IRB review of multi-site research.

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