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Insider Report: NIH Alters Pre-Award Human Subjects Concerns Reporting; IRBs Not Told


by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

On February 16, 2018, received an NIH memo sent to program officers on the same day. The missive came from the NIH OER Communications Office and was signed by Michael S. Lauer, MD, the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research:

Effective Tuesday February 20, 2018, NIH is changing how we handle pre-award human subject concerns identified during peer review to streamline administrative processes associated with making grant and R&D contract awards. Responsibility for review and approval of finalized human subjects’ research protocols vests with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of record.

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