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After a previous implementation delay in January 2018, revisions to the Common Rule – a regulation governing the use of human subjects in federal research – are planned to take full effect on January 21, 2019. The IRB staff is prepared to apply the new/revised regulations once they become effective.  Please keep in mind that this may involve additional outreach from the IRB staff during review. If you wish to learn more about the revisions and new requirements, please visit our dedicated guidance page for detailed information regarding the Common Rule revisions. 

January 7, 2019 - Research Ethics and Policy Series

Throughout 2019, a variety of seminars will be hosted by the Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. The goal of this series are to provide a forum to discuss emerging issues in research ethics and policy with experts and trainees, and to facilitate connections between those working in research ethics across Penn and CHOP. All seminars will be held the first Monday of the month.

Location: Austrian Auditorium - Clinical Research Building- 415 Curie Blvd.

Time: 12-1 PM

Please note these events are not coordinated by the Penn IRB. Any questions or comments should be sent to Francis Terpening (

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Jan 22, 2019 9:30 AMIRB 4

Room 8030 Maloney Bldg.

Jan 28, 2019 12:00 PMIRB 8

IRB Conference Room 3800 Spruce Street
Suite 151E Old Vet Quad

Jan 30, 2019 11:00 AMIRB 5

Room 8030 Maloney Bldg.

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