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Revised Common Rule

The Common Rule is a federal policy regarding Human Subjects Protection that applies to 17 Federal agencies and offices.  As of January 21, 2019, all new federally funded human subjects research studies must comply with the revisions to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) human subjects research regulations, the Revised Common Rule.  In addition, all research conducted in Maryland must follow the Revised Common Rule.

New Guidelines/Policies related to the Revised Common Rule

Revised Guidelines/Policies related to the Revised Common Rule

Forms, Tools, and Templates Related to the Revised Common Rule

IRB Office Hours:

The IRB will hold open office hours to help study teams with questions about new applications affected by the Revised Common Rule.  IRB staff will be available in Reed Hall conference room B-132 to help answer your questions. In order to provide specific guidance, we will need the number for the application you are working on. Staff will be available at the following times:

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If you are not able to attend on one of these days, you may request an appointment by emailing the eIRB help desk at