Stay Informed: Common Rule Changes Delayed

The U.S. Department of Health and the Human Services (HHS) and 15 other federal agencies announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to delay the implementation date of the revisions to the Common Rule to January 19, 2019. The purpose of the delay is to allow IRBs more time to prepare for these changes. Furthermore, the federal agencies are in the process of developing a proposed rule to further delay implementation of the Common Rule revisions until 2019.

Until January 19, 2019, all institutions must continue to follow the pre-2018 Common Rule. The Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) and the IRB Office are working to implement these changes at Brigham Young University and will keep the research community up to date on any further changes to the effective date as they become available. For questions, please contact Sandee Aina at