NIH’s Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC) Policy Enhances Privacy Protections for Participants Enrolled in Clinical Research

To help protect the privacy of research participants National Institutes of Health (NIH) has for many years issued a Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC), upon request, to researchers collecting sensitive information about research participants. The CoCs protect researchers and institutions from […]

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Updated guidance on DHHS and NIH ClinicalTrials.gov registration, the new NIH GCP Policy, and NIH training on best practices for Social and Behavioral Research (SBE GCP)

As a follow-up to the most current Human Research Protections News Brief, guidance information are now available for ClinicalTrials.gov registration, the new NIH Policy on GCP Training for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials, and NIH Best Practices for Clinical Trials using Behavioral […]

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Final rule for the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects enhances protections for research participants and modernizes oversight system – Published January 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other federal agencies published a Final Rule to update regulations that safeguard individuals who participate in research. The new rule strengthens protections for people who volunteer to participate in […]

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