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 discuss provisions specific to research with biospecimens and identifiable private information under the new Rule. Specific topics will include:

  • The expansion of exempt categories that allow:
    • Use and recording of identifiable information
    • Secondary use of identifiable biospecimens and information
    • Storage, maintenance and secondary research use of identifiable private information and biospecimens
  • New, limited IRB reviews for select exempt categories
  • The role of HIPAA
  • New elements in informed consent related to research with biospecimens and identifiable private information
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
June 15, 2017 1:00 PM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
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