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Changing Human Subjects Regulations Institutional Response

Posted Date: 12/1/2015 1:20 PM

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Subject: Changing Human Subject Regulations Institutional Response

Changing Human Subjects Regulations Institutional Response
Dear Washington University Research Community,

As we announced on October 7, 2015, federal agencies have proposed changes in the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, more commonly known as the Common Rule. We asked that you provide your thoughts and input regarding the proposed changes and we wish to thank all of you who took the time to share your insights with us.

Today I posted our draft Washington University institutional response letter at: http://research.wustl.edu/Resources/CommonRule/Documents/DRAFT_NPRM_Comment_Letter.pdf. This letter has been prepared after many hours of reviewing your comments, assessing the regulations, listening to presentations by federal agencies and our professional organizations and discussing the issues with our peer institutions.

Please take a moment and send us your comments on the draft WU response to ovcrinfo@wustl.edu no later than Friday, December 4, 2015. We will review your comments and finalize our letter. Once our letter is submitted it will be posted to the Vice Chancellor for Research website at: http://research.wustl.edu/Resources/CommonRule.

If you would like to respond as an individual, there is still time for you to share your opinions by following the instructions found on the VCR website​. The deadline for individual responses has been extended to January 6, 2016, which should help those who wish to respond as individuals. Please note that your individual opinions do matter to the federal agencies responsible for crafting this new rule, however, only the letter submitted from my office will represent the institution. You may feel free to use some appropriately attributed comments from our institutional letter in addition to your own analysis.

Thank you again for your commitment to research at Washington University and for taking the time to help us prepare a letter that represents the concerns and voice of our research community.

Jennifer K. Lodge
Vice Chancellor for Research


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