On January 18, 2017, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or Common Rule, was updated for the first time since its publication in 1991. The explicit goal of these revisions—the result of collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies—is to reduce administrative burden and better protect subjects in the modern research context.


Through its Focus on the Revised Common Rule resources and programs, PRIM&R provides you with comprehensive in-person and online education and resources to help you understand the new provisions and what they mean for your human research protections program.

This webinar will examine and discuss key operational and administrative provisions in the new Rule, including:

  • Activities classified as "not research"
  • New exempt categories for low-risk studies
  • Limited IRB review
  • Changes related to expedited review
  • Circumstances under which continuing review is no longer required
  • Elimination of the option for FWA holders to check the box, and potential impacts on review
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
June 08, 2017 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
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