The Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research


As part of AERA’s efforts to shape policy on the protection of human subjects in research, the Association is directly engaged in an ongoing process by the Department of Health and Human Services to revise regulations for human subject protection known as the Common Rule.

Revised Common Rule Implementation Delayed Until July 19
January 2018

AERA, ICPSR, and COSSA Comment on Proposed Revisions to Common Rule
January 2016

Proposed Common Rule Revisions Released
September 2015

NRC Panel Issues Recommendations on Common Rule
January 2014

Social, Behavioral Scientists Offer Insight Into Common Rule
August 2013

NRC Panel to Examine Common Rule—Executive Director Levine Appointed
January 2013

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)
Social and Behavioral Science White Paper on Advance Notice for Proposed Rulemaking
Code of Federal Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects (45CFR46)
July 2011