SACHRP to Meet Oct. 18-19; Agenda Includes New Topics
The HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has posted the agenda for the Oct. 18-19 meeting for the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP). The meeting will be held in person and webcast, according to a notice in the Federal Register. OHRP recently announced two new SACHRP members, bringing its total to nine; that is enough for a quorum, although the charter calls for 11. The agenda posted on OHRP’s website indicates SACHRP will hear from a panel of experts on the “ethical and regulatory considerations for the inclusion of LGBTQI+ populations” in research supported by HHS and receive remarks from Rachel Levine, M.D., HHS assistant secretary for health, on Oct. 18.
Later that day, SACHRP will continue crafting its recommendations on quality measures for institutional review boards in response to a Government Accountability Office report on the issue. Also scheduled for the first day is a discussion of “uninformative research,” a new topic for SACHRP. Oct. 19 is scheduled to be a half-day; the agenda calls for discussion of the “best interests standard” related to retaining participants in research that has been paused or discontinued—apparently also a new topic. Information on the location of the meeting and how to view the webcast has not yet been posted.