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    Implementing the Revised Common Rule Workshop

    Join PRIM&R for a one-day, interactive workshop

    offering an in-depth exploration of how your institution
    can navigate the revisions to the Common Rule and
    plan for implementation.


    On January 18, 2017, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or Common Rule, was updated for the first time since its publication in 1991. The explicit goal of these revisions—the result of collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies—is to reduce administrative burden and better protect subjects in the modern research context.

    The implementation date for most provisions of the revised rule is January 19, 2018, leaving research ethics professionals a short window to comprehend the new rule and update their institutional policies and procedures accordingly. Through its Focus on the Revised Common Rule resources and programs, PRIM&R provides you with comprehensive in-person and online education and resources to help you understand the new provisions and what they mean for your human research protections program.

  • NEW!Latest News

    On October 7, 2017, HHS proposed a one-year delay of the general implementation date of the revised Common Rule. The proposed delay is currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget.