The revised Common Rule identifies certain public health surveillance activities as being excluded from applicability of the Common Rule. Although we anticipate that the determination of NIH-funded research qualifying as a public health surveillance activity will be extremely rare, NIH will have a process for requesting use of this exclusion.
Important things for applicants to keep in mind:
- Write your application and plan your budget as though the exclusion request will not be approved
- Notify your NIH Program Official/Program Director if you intend to submit the public health surveillance exclusion request as early as possible. You will have the opportunity to submit a compelling justification for this exclusion during the just-in-time process.