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New Year, New Federal Policies for Clinical & Translational Research

By January 24, 2019No Comments

Many researchers are tucking in to finish their first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposals or IRB applications of the year. A number of changes to federal regulations and NIH policies relevant to clinical and translational research take effect in January 2019.

The Common Rule has been a fundamental part of clinical and translational research for decades. This set of regulations aims to provide protections for individuals participating in research conducted, funded, or regulated by several federal agencies. With so much university research funded by federal sources, institutional human research protection programs (HRPP) apply the Common Rule to almost all the research they review.