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Revisions to Common Rule Delayed Until January 21, 2019

In January 2017, the federal departments and agencies that follow the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, typically referred to as the Common Rule, issued a Final Rule substantially revising and modernizing the Common Rule. The revised Common Rule initially contained an effective and general compliance date of January 19, 2018, but as we reported in an earlier Alert, those dates were delayed until July 19, 2018 through an interim final rule published in January 2018. 83 Fed. Reg. 2,885 (Jan. 22, 2018). On April 20, 2018, the Common Rule departments and agencies issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “April 2018 NPRM”) that proposed to delay further by six months the general compliance date of the Common Rule revisions until January 21, 2019, while permitting institutions voluntarily to implement as of July 19, 2018 three “burden-reducing” provisions contained in the revised rule. 83 Fed. Reg. 17,595 (Apr. 20, 2018). On June 19, 2018, the Common Rule departments and agencies published a final rule adopting the proposals (the “June 2018 Final Rule”). 83 Fed. Reg. 28,497 (Jun. 19, 2018). Continue

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USOC Independent Investigation 

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