This site displays a prototype of a “Web 2.0” version of the daily Federal Register. It is not an official legal edition of the Federal Register, and does not replace the official print version or the official electronic version on GPO’s govinfo.gov.
The documents posted on this site are XML renditions of published Federal Register documents. Each document posted on the site includes a link to the corresponding official PDF file on govinfo.gov. This prototype edition of the daily Federal Register on FederalRegister.gov will remain an unofficial informational resource until the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR) issues a regulation granting it official legal status. For complete information about, and access to, our official publications and services, go to About the Federal Register on NARA's archives.gov.
The OFR/GPO partnership is committed to presenting accurate and reliable regulatory information on FederalRegister.gov with the objective of establishing the XML-based Federal Register as an ACFR-sanctioned publication in the future. While every effort has been made to ensure that the material on FederalRegister.gov is accurately displayed, consistent with the official SGML-based PDF version on govinfo.gov, those relying on it for legal research should verify their results against an official edition of the Federal Register. Until the ACFR grants it official status, the XML rendition of the daily Federal Register on FederalRegister.gov does not provide legal notice to the public or judicial notice to the courts.
Office of the Secretary, HHS.
Notice of availability.
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in collaboration with the Agency Research Integrity Liaison Officers for each of the PHS Operating Divisions, is announcing the availability for public comment of a new draft PHS Policy for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research for extramural institutions receiving PHS funds for research or research training.
On October 22, 1999, HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala announced a number of important changes in policy to improve the Department's research integrity efforts including a statement that “through ORI, the Department will require research institutions to provide training in the responsible conduct of research to all staff engaged in research or research training with PHS funds.” This decision was based on the Department's commitment to ensure that all PHS supported researchers receive basic instruction in the key elements of responsible research and are familiar with basic regulatory requirements. The decision was also supported by prior recommendations of the Commission on Research Integrity which stated, in part, that HHS
“require that each institution applying for or receiving a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement under the Public Health Service Act for research or research training add to its existing misconduct-in-science assurance a third declaration, one certifying that the institution has an educational program on the responsible conduct of research. Through this mechanism, the current NIH research integrity education requirement, now limited to recipients of institutional training grants at NIH-funded institutions, would be augmented by an assurance applied to all individuals supported by PHS research funds.” Commission Report, “Integrity and Misconduct in Research,” p. 18 (HHS 1995).
Institutions and individuals interested in commenting on the proposed policy may obtain it on the ORI website at <http://ori.dhhs.gov> by clicking on “What's New” or by contacting ORI. To be considered, all comments must be received by ORI at the address below or by E-mail to email@example.com no later than August 21, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Chris B. Pascal, J.D., Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity, Rockwall II, Suite 700, 5515 Security Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-443-3400.Start Signature
Chris B. Pascal,
Acting Director, Office of Research Integrity.
[FR Doc. 00-18495 Filed 7-20-00; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-17-P