Carnegie Mellon University

New Regulations Governing Human Subjects Research

The new common rule will take effect for studies approved on or after January 20, 2019. The new regulations include the following changes:

  • New exempt categories and changes to existing exempt categories
  • New definition of Human Subjects Research
  • Changes to informed consent
  • Elimination of the requirement for continuing review for certain studies

See this slide deck for a detailed description of the changes.

View the video presentation of the upcoming changes. NOTE: This video was captured last year in anticipation of the January 2018 effective date. Due to the delay of the new regulations, the new effective date is January 20, 2019.

This website is being updated continually with details on CMU's implementation of the new regulations.