Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University


Further Delay in Common Rule Revisions Announced

Posted: July 12, 2018

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other federal agencies announced a delay for an additional six months the general compliance date for revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (the Common Rule).  The general compliance date is delayed to January 21, 2019, allowing institutions like Ohio State further time to make the necessary changes to be compliant with the 2018 revisions.  The Final Rule can be accessed here

While three burden-reducing provisions can be implemented before January 21, 2019, Ohio State will implement all aspects of the revised Common Rule on the general compliance date. The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) will keep the Ohio State human subjects research community up to date with additional information.  For questions, please contact Ellen Patricia at

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