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Thursday, January 19, 2017
At Long Last, Agency Completes Overhaul of Rules on Use of Humans in Research
The Chronicle of Higher Education Paul Basken
January 18, 2017
With two days left in the Obama administration, the federal agency charged with protecting human beings in research on Wednesdayissuedan overhaul of rules that had been caught up in more than five years of acrimonious debate.
The rule changes,which will begin to take effect next year regardless of the change in presidents, will generally allow for a single review of human protections in studies that occur at multiple universities, and will allow broader exemptions from such reviews for researchers whose study interactions are limited to interviews.