Focus on the
Revised Common Rule

Educational Resources and Programs

On January 18, 2017, the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or Common Rule, was updated for the first time since its publication in 1991. The explicit goal of these revisions—the result of collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies—is to reduce administrative burden and better protect subjects in the modern research context.

The implementation date for most provisions of the revised rule is January 21, 2019, leaving research ethics professionals a short window to comprehend the new rule and update their institutional policies and procedures accordingly. Through its Focus on the Revised Common Rule resources and programs, PRIM&R provides you with comprehensive in-person and online education and resources to help you understand the new provisions and what they mean for your human research protections program.


Conference Proceedings

PRIM&R members have access to Common Rule resources from previous conferences.


Learn about the Revised Common Rule at PRIM&R's annual conference.

At Your Doorstep

Bring PRIM&R's Common Rule resources to your organization with the Implementing the Revised Common Rule course.

SBER Network Virtual Roundtable

SBER IRB professionals can participate in occasional discussions focused on their particular needs, inclusing Common Rule.


Developed and presented by experts in the field, these webinars offer convenient, affordable, in-depth analysis of the most pressing areas of change for human research protections professionals seeking to understand the revised Rule.

Workshop On Demand

Recorded on January 29, 2018, this on-demand workshop will provide a practical, hands-on journey through the revised regulations, allowing learners to not only review the changes to the Common Rule but to discuss and identify best practices for implementation.