The Common Rule is the common name for Subpart A of the federal regulations for the protection of human subjects. 45 CFR 46. On January 21, 2019, new regulations and institutional policies and procedures regarding human subjects research will take effect. The changes were designed to improve research participant protections and modernize the regulations to address new ethical questions in the 21st century.
All research approved after January 21 must be compliant with the new regulations and currently approved projects will remain under the previous version of the Common Rule. UI researchers conducting research involving human volunteers must be prepared to comply with the Revised Common Rule. Do you know how the new regulations will affect your research? The Human Subjects Office is offering multiple presentations in January and February to inform the research community about:
- The primary changes to the Common Rule
- Changes to UI IRB policies and procedures
- Changes to the HawkIRB application and associated template documents
Principal Investigators and study coordinators are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions.