Common Rule Changes

The Final Revisions to the Common Rule  were published for 45 CFR 46, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, by the Department of Health and Human Services on Jan. 18, 2017. The majority of changes slated to go into effect on Jan. 19, 2018 have been delayed until July 19, 2018.  Check back regularly  as the WMU IRB updates its policies, procedures, and guidelines as we implement the new changes.

Currently, the new regulations do not impact studies approved prior to the scheduled implementation date.  

For existing studies, after the WMU implementation date, the WMU IRB may choose to apply the new rules on a case-by-case or category of review basis in order to minimize burden for investigators.