HHS Proposal to Improve Rules Protecting Human Research Subjects
Comment period extended to new deadline – January 6, 2016


Dear Researchers,


The Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies are extending by 30 days the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).  These departments and agencies are committed to affording the public a meaningful opportunity to comment on the NPRM and welcome comments.  The new comment period deadline is January 6, 2016.


The NPRM requests comment on proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. Since the NPRM was published on September 8, 2015 (80 FR 53933) with a public comment end date of December 7, 2015, participating federal departments and agencies have received requests to extend the comment period to allow sufficient time for a full review of the NPRM.


You may review a summary of some of the major proposed changes here.


For additional information about the NPRM, including how to submit comments and how to view posted comments, click here.  You may also email your comments to the UCI HRP Office at uci-nprm@uci.edu.


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