Tag Archives: HHS

Inside (the Beltway) Scoop

Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Increase for Biomedical Research; Congress Departs for Summer Break; September Agenda to Include “Continuing Resolution” to Keep Federal Agencies Open Congressional leadership began the year pledging to return the appropriations process to “regular order” by completing action on the fiscal year (FY) 2017 spending bills before September 30. They will leave… Read More »

National Academies Committee Calls for New Review of Human Subjects Research

On June 29, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released the final version of “Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century.” The Academies report calls for the creation of an independent national commission charged with fully examining the regulatory, legal, and ethical dimensions to research… Read More »

Common Rule in the news as deadline approaches

As the January 6 deadline for submitting comments on proposed updates to human subjects research regulations loomed, popular media took notice. Just last week the New York Times and Forbes published commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of both the current and proposed rules. Federal human research protection regulations have been on the books since… Read More »

FASEB tackles human subject research protections

On November 11, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted feedback  to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on proposed changes to Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The agency issued the modifications in an effort to improve protection for those who participate in research studies while simultaneously easing oversight… Read More »

Digital summit envisions increased access to information

Healthcare communicators, patient advocates, and federal researchers discussed strategies to reach patients, scientists, clinicians, and the public during a digital summit at National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week. Attendees gathered at NIH’s Masur Auditorium and via live videocast October 19 for a brief overview of the agency’s digital resources followed by presentations on sharing… Read More »

HHS plans Common Rule overhaul, asks for public input

For the first time in nearly two decades, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to significantly update the regulations that protect human research subjects. The agency seeks to make far-reaching changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects and asks that the public comment on the proposals… Read More »