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Current Release Information

Revised Final Rule - Effective and Compliance Dates Delayed

January 18, 2018

On January 17, 2018, it was announced that the scheduled revision to the Common Rule has been delayed (view the public notice of delay here).  Given this news, the Harvard IRBs will continue to apply the existing federal regulations to all human research until the new Final Rule implementation date is confirmed. To find out more, please visit your IRB website:

As part of this change, along with some other needed fixes, ESTR is scheduled to be udated between 6pm and 7pm ET on Thursday, January 25.  Please return here to view the detailed relese notes (to see what is included in this update), and to reference revised guidance materials as they are available.