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Common Rule Revision Delayed!

On Jan 17, HHS announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that delays the effective and general compliance date of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule). Most provisions in the revised Common Rule were scheduled to go into effect on January 19, 2018.

The IFR delays the effective date and general compliance date to July 19, 2018, providing regulated entities additional time to prepare to implement these revisions.

This will allow time for the regulatory agencies to develop more guidance around the Rule, and they will also work with stakeholders to determine when the Rule should ultimately go into effect.

The IFR has been put on public display by the Office of the Federal Register and can be accessed at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/22/2018-00997/federal-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-subjects-delay-of-the-revisions-to-the-federal-policy-for.