SACHRP’s July 30-31 Meeting to Feature New Members, Informed Consent Discussions
The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) is scheduled to meet for the first time this year July 30-31, following the cancellation of its March gathering due to a lack of members. According to a notice in today’s Federal Register, the agenda includes discussions on a variety of topics including end-user licensing agreements, charging subjects to participate in trials, site monitoring under single institutional review board review, and “guidance for institutions affected by the end of the voluntary check-the-box option to extend a federalwide assurance to all research regardless of funding.”
The meeting will also feature a presentation by a panel of experts on the topic of deceased organ intervention research “with a particular focus on recipient informed consent,” the notice states. SACHRP typically meets three times a year, but due to a lack of timely appointments for members whose terms expired, HHS scrapped the March meeting. Following appointments made in June, SACHRP is now up to its full, 11-member capacity (“Patient Advocate, 3 With Drug Cos. Among Incoming SACHRP Members,” RRC 16, no. 7). The meeting will be webcast live both days and archived.