US agency releases finalized ‘Common Rule’, which govern human-subjects research

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Panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to ‘Common Rule’ on human-subjects research

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Michelle Meyer writes, “…And even if it were, proposed new rules for tissue research wouldn’t stop it.”

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In an op-ed, Rebecca Skloot writes “The United States government recently proposed sweeping revisions to the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects, or the Common Rule, which governs research on humans, tissues and genetic material”

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To protect people participating in medical research, the federal government decades ago put in place strict rules on the conduct of human experiments. Now the Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a major revision of these regulations, known collectively as the Common Rule. It’s the first change proposed in nearly a quarter-century

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An Important Step Forward

September 11, 2015

Our Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass comment on the The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed new rule making for the oversight of research involving human subjects

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“If finalized, it would be the most substantial policy change in biomedical research policy in decades,” says Kathy Hudson, deputy director for science, outreach and policy at the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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