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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Federal Plan to Modernize Medical Trials’ Rules Would Be Boon to Universities
The Chronicle of Higher Education September 2, 2015
After more than four years of work, the finish line appears to be in sight for a governmentwide process to modernize the rules governing human participation in medical trials. The results appear to offer substantial benefits for many university researchers.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a 519-page set of regulations on Wednesday, the result of work with 15 other federal departments and agencies dating to 2011. The document represents the first comprehensive overhaul of the regulations in three decades.