On September 8, 2015, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued proposed changes (Notice of Proposed Rule Making [NPRM]) to the regulations for the protection of human research subjects.
DHHS published the following list of the most significant changes proposed in the NPRM:
Improve informed consent by increasing transparency and by imposing stricter new requirements...
Time is running out to register for Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R)'s November 12 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) conference in Boston. PRIM&R is a non-profit organization based in Boston that advances ethical standards in the conduct of research, focusing on human subjects and vertebrate animal research.
Researchers at UNH conducting social...
The UNH Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research has just released updated and expanded Guidelines for Research Involving Children/Minors. The new guidance is available on the IRB’s Application Resources webpage.
In addition to providing definitions of applicable terms, the IRB lists best practices in the areas of parental consent, “passive” parental...
The UNH Institutional Review Board (IRB) for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research has just released updated and expanded guidance on confidentiality in human subjects research. The new guidance, Anonymity, Confidentiality, and Privacy in Human Subjects Research, is available on the IRB’s Application Resources webpage.
In addition to explaining how the IRB uses the three concepts ~...
The UNH Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) has set its Fall 2015 semester meeting schedule.
Please contact Julie Simpson (603/862-2003) or Theresa Cherouvis (603/862-3536) in Research Integrity Services with questions.