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    HHS Solicits Nominations for Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections Membership

    Daria Grayer, Director, Regulation and Policy
    Heather Pierce, Senior Director, Science Policy & Regulatory Counsel

    The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections(SACHRP) Sep. 10 issued a notice seeking nominations for three candidates to be considered for appointment as voting members of SACHRP.

    SACHRP is responsible for providing advice and recommendations to the HHS Secretary on matters related to “the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects with particular emphasis on special populations [e.g., children, pregnant women, prisoners, investigator conflict of interest].” The Committee is also responsible for the review of ongoing activities of the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and other offices or agencies within the Agency that oversee human subjects protection issues, such as the revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects also known as the “Common Rule.”

    Nominations are being sought from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including public health, medicine, social sciences, and biomedical ethics. The information that must be included in the nomination application, including where to submit nominations, are included in the OHRP notice. Nominations must be submitted to SACHRP by Oct. 28, 2019.