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2018 Common Rule

The Common Rule was substantially revised in 2018, with a general compliance date for applicable studies on January 21, 2018.  This page includes educational materials, guidance, and reference documents intended to assist the University of Utah research community in applying the Final Common Rule to their research studies.  

Learn About the Changes to the Common Rule

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Frequently-Asked Questions

Common rule FAQ

Frequently-asked questions related to the revisions to the Common Rule.

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Common Rule Video

Common Rule Video

A video discussing the changes to the Common Rule and how the changes affect research at the University of Utah. 

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More Resources

External Resources

More tools and guidance to help you learn about the changes to the Common Rule.

Learn How to Implement the Changes

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Transitioning Guidance

Investigator guidance

The UU IRB SOP on Implementation of the Final Rule.

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Consent Guidance

Consent guidance

New consent guidance to help you develop your study consent process.

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Concise Summary

Summary Guidance

Tools and suggestions to help you write the "concise summary" for your consent document.

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News & Announcements

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements relating to the revisions to the Common Rule.

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Consent Guidance Video

CONSENT GUIDANCE INTRO VIDEO

A short video introducing the new consent guidance.

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SOPs

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

IRB SOPs, including procedures relating to implementation of the revised Common Rule.

 

Last Updated: 4/23/19