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Major Revisions to the Federal Policy of Human Subjects
The US Department of Health and Human Services released a major revision to the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects (the Common Rule). The Common Rule, along with 45CFR46, has been the guiding policy since 1991. In 2015, HHS put forth a proposal to change the rules to "modernize, strengthen, and make more effective" the policies protecting human subjects.
One key change: HHS is guiding PIs to ensure Informed Consent Documents are readable for subjects and focus on an explanation of the research, the risks and potential benefits to subjects, and alternatives available, all in straight forward language. HHS cautions that the Informed Consent Document can no longer to be developed as a "legal document" to protect institutions, but must be an information document for subjects.
NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices
Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities & Notices
NIH publishes funding opportunities and notices in the NIH Guide daily. Each Friday, they publish this listing of everything published during the week.
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Other Funding Opportunities & Deadlines
AHA Funding Opportunities
American Heart Association has announced several new funding opportunities with application deadlines in June 2017.
PCORI Funding Opportunities
This page lists all open and upcoming opportunities available through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.