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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

NRC Staff Contact:


Manu Sharma, Senior Program Assistant, 202-334-1747
Jeanne Rivard, Senior Program Officer, 202-334-2967


Revisions to the “Common Rule” in Relation to Behavioral and Social Sciences Workshop

March 21-22, 2013 (event flyer)
National Academy of Science (NAS) Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW 
Lecture Room
Washington, DC
Thursday March 21
8:15 a.m.  Registration 
8:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Workshop Sessions 1-4
Friday March 22
8:15 a.m.   Registration
8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Workshop Sessions 5-6

View the agenda for the workshop.

View the Webcast of this event.

This 2-day workshop addressed prospective revisions to the Common Rule for the protection of human subjects in research that are of particular relevance to the behavioral and social sciences. Topic areas included:  review of the evidence, types and levels of risks and harms, consent process and special populations, data use and sharing, multi-site and international studies, and IRB purview and roles.
All powerpoints from the workshop can be viewed by session and speaker below.
 Session 1: Review of the Evidence

 Session 2: Risks and Harms

 Session 3: Consent Process and Special Populations

 Session 4: Data Use and Sharing and Technological Advancements

 Session 5: Multi-disciplinary and Multi-site Studies

 Session 6: Purview and Roles of Institutional Review Boards

Prior Common Rule Events:


Planning Meeting: A two day planning meeting was held in DC January 14-15, 2013 to gather information.


View the agenda for the January 14th, 2013 open meeting.

View the public agenda for the January 15th, 2013meeting.  



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