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Common Rule reform still in suspense

A proposed final rule on human subjects protections made it to the Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday, January 4.

Jeannie Baumann of Bloomberg thinks this means that we’ll see it in the Federal Register before January 20. But she also quotes Lisa Nichols, director of research and regulatory reform for Council on Governmental Relations, predicting that Congress will overturn the reform, since it appears on the House Freedom Caucus hit list.

Wake me up when it’s over.

[Jeannie Baumann, “White House Takes Final Steps to Revamp Medical Research Rule,” Bloomberg BNA, January 6, 2017.]

Source: Institutional Review Blog.

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