UPDATE: Changes to the Federal Policy on Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule) Delayed to January 21, 2019

A revised version of the federal rule governing Human Subjects Research (i.e. the Common Rule) was originally scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018 and was subsequently delayed to July 19, 2018 by an interim final rule. On June 19, 2018 a new final rule was published which delays the general compliance date of the revisions to January 21, 2019.

The new Final Rule can be accessed at the following link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/19/2018-13187/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-six-month-delay-of-the-general-compliance-date.

Until the Final Rule becomes fully effective on January 21, 2019, all human subjects research must continue to comply with the existing Common Rule. The Homewood IRB will keep study teams apprised of any changes to the federal requirements for human subjects protections and will offer training sessions this Fall to help study teams prepare for the changes. Please check the Homewood IRB website frequently for any updates.