HS-IRBs News December 2015
Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News / Volume 7, Number 12, December 2015
New Deadline for Changes to Human Subjects Research Regulations
As mentioned in previous Health Sciences IRBs newsletters, significant changes to the federal regulations governing human subjects research are being proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The proposed changes affect a wide range of research and, if implemented, will directly impact many researchers, especially those working with biospecimens. HHS has extended the comment period on the proposed changes to January 6, 2016.
UW-Madison’s Human Research Protection Program has developed a webpage with resources about the proposed changes, including summaries of the changes and links to relevant webinars. The page also includes an online form through which researchers can send questions or comments about the proposed regulatory changes to the campus HRPP.
HS IRBs Office Closures
The HS IRBs office will be closed or have limited coverage the following days in December and early January:
- December 24th and 25th: The office will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. WIRB offices will also be closed.
- December 31st and January 1st: The HS IRBs office will be closed in observance of the New Year's holiday on both days. WIRB offices will be open on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
Coming Soon - Website Updates
You will begin to see enhancements to our website (https://kb.wisc.edu/hsirbs/) in the near future, including improvements to navigation and access to documents, a cleaner user interface, and updated content. We are excited for this opportunity to make our website easier to use and even more helpful. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Marc Korobkin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned!
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