Opportunity to Comment on Human Subjects Regulations

Federal Agencies Propose Revisions to Human Subjects Regulations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies have announced proposed revisions to the regulations for protection of human subjects in research. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeks comment on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators.

The deadline for comments is January 6, 2016. Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, and by hand.

To access the proposed revisions and learn how to comment, go to: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/regulations/nprmhome.html.

To access the AHRQ Informed Consent and Authorization Toolkit for Minimal Risk Research, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/policies/informedconsent/index.html

To learn about AHRQ’s expectations regarding health literacy and informed consent for grantees, go to AHRQ’s Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Guidance and scroll down to the Health Literacy section.