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Policies and Guidance


The Human Subjects Research Restart Committee (HSRRC) volunteers responded to COVID by meeting weekly since July, 2020, to review plans designed to protect research staff and participants from COVID transmission. We celebrate the members of this group and their unselfish dedication and commitment. At this time, we have now decided to disband the Committee, as researchers are more aware of COVID risks and the variability of those risks across the world. To replace the HSRRC effort, the BSPH IRB will add a question to the Risk section of the Research Plan asking the Principal Investigator to consider the protections that need to be in place; investigators will no longer need to submit the separate Safe HSR Protocol Plan.