On January 19, 2017, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), Department of Health and Human Services, and 15 federal agencies published a final rule to modernize the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (known as the “Common Rule”).1 Initially introduced more than a quarter century ago, the Common Rule predated modern scientific methods and findings, notably human genome research.
Hodge JG, Gostin LO. Revamping the US Federal Common Rule: Modernizing Human Participant Research Regulations. JAMA. 2017;317(15):1521–1522. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1633
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