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.
If One Aim or a Small Part of My Proposed Project in an NIH Grant Application Meets the NIH Definition of a Clinical Trial, Is My Entire Application Considered a Clinical Trial?
Yes. If only one aim or a small part of your project meets the NIH definition of a clinical trial, your entire NIH grant application is considered a clinical trial even if the other aims or parts of the research project are not clinical trials.
What Are the Requirements for Reporting on Human Study Participant Age, Sex/Gender, and Race/Ethnicity?
NIH awardees must report individual-level study participant data on: 1) Sex/Gender, 2) Race, 3) Ethnicity, and 4) Age at Enrollment in annual progress reports. This individual-level data must be de-identified and submitted using the required .csv template file.
Working on a study that might meet both the definition of basic research and the NIH definition of a clinical trial? Check out our new webpage on Basic Experimental Studies involving Humans (BESH).
You likely know that for human-participant research funded wholly or in part by NIH, we automatically issue Certificates of Confidentiality (CoCs) as a term and condition of award. CoCs protect identifiable, sensitive information of people who participate from being disclosed to others not associated with the study. But, for human-participant research funded by an entity other than NIH, did you know that you can reach out to us to request a CoC as well? Read on for more!
So you have confirmed that you are doing human subjects’ research after listening to the first podcast in our human subject mini-series. And you have a clear human subjects’ protection and monitoring plan developed for your application after tuning in to the second episode in the series. What should you keep in mind after the award is made? Tune in to this NIH All About Grants podcast episode for tips about important post-award requirements, annual progress reporting, engaging your IRB and NIH when a protocol change is needed, and more.
Reminder: Investigators and all key personnel involved in human subjects research are required to receive education in the protection of human subjects. One way to satisfy this requirement is by completing the newly launched Human Research Protection Training offered by the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).
Conducting research involving human subjects during COVID? Read here for information on requesting an exception to the use of a single IRB.
NIH released a Guide Notice to inform the extramural research community how NIH is implementing the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)’s determination of Exception to the Single IRB Review Requirements for Certain HHS-Conducted or -Supported Cooperative Research Activities Subject to the 2018 Requirements During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency.
Dawn Corbett, NIH’s Inclusion Policy Officer, shares why human subjects’ protection and monitoring plans are important in this next NIH’s All About Grants podcast. We will discuss what should be included in these plans as part of your application, what should be left out, what are risks and what are benefits to study participants, how reviewers assess it all, and so much more.
You have a promising research idea that may involve human participants to carry out the study. Do you know what to do next? Join us for the next NIH’s All About Grants podcast conversation about how you know you are doing human subjects’ research.