The Common Rule is the set of federal regulations that regulate research involving human subjects. Common Rule revisions were announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 18, 2017. Many of the changes were set to be implemented on January 19, 2018, however a delay was proposed. The Interim Final Rule delays the effective date and general compliance date to July 19, 2018 for federally funded research. Many research studies are not federally funded and will start noticing changes in the process and reviews starting in January 2018.
We will update this page as information becomes available.
The following are
on MSU research projects:
Caption: Common Rules Changes - Major regulation changes
and what to expect at MSU
What You Can Do:
- Keep checking on this website. We will continue to add new materials and templates in advance of the implementation dates.
- Attend our Common Rule training event:
Caption: "It's a New Year and a New Common Rule: What Researchers Need to Know"
January 24, 2018, 1:00-2:30 pm
Workshop will also be shared virtually
MSU IRB Communications on Common Rule:
References and Resources
REVISIONS to IRB P&P Manual
Final Revisions to the Common Rule: Notice Issued January 18, 2017
Council on Governmental Relations: Common Rule Summary Table