Early Adoption Not an Option for Research Rule Changes

March 17, 2017

(Bloomberg) – Changes to human research subject protection regulations known as the Common Rule shouldn’t be followed before they officially take effect next January, an HHS attorney said. “You cannot start applying it right now. The current rule applies until the revised rule becomes effective,” Laura M. Odwazny told a room full of health lawyers March 9 in Baltimore. Odwazny is the attorney who advises the Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections, which administers the Common Rule ( 45 C.F.R. 46).

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