The Required Education in the Protection of Human Research Participants policy does not state how often human subjects education must be completed. It is up to each institution to determine how often investigators must complete human subjects education. Documentation of human subjects education for all investigators involved in the design and conduct of the proposed research must be submitted prior to each new award for research that will involve human subjects.
Provide any and all information you have about the sample, but there is no need to obtain additional, potentially identifiable, information for the NIH population sample information requirement that is not needed for your proposed studies.
Clarifies that institutions whose employees or agents use an investigational device only to (1) identify a potentially life-threatening chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear agent, (2) facilitate the treatment of individuals exposed to such an agent, and/or (3) report test results to a public health authority would not be engaged in human subjects research under 45 CFR part 46.
Clarifies that institutions whose employees or agents obtain or analyze identifiable private information derived from an investigational in vitro diagnostic device in order to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the in vitro diagnostic device would be engaged in human subjects research under 45 CFR part 46.
(B) Institutions would not be considered "engaged" in human subjects research (and would not need an Assurance) if their involvement is limited to the following:
Institutions whose employees or agents release identifiable private information or specimens to a State or Local Health Department or its agent for legitimate public health purposes within the recognized authority of that Department. However, utilization of such information or specimens by Department investigators for research purposes would constitute engagement in research, and would require an Assurance from the Department.