Skip to Content


Draft Guidance on Human Subject Protection; HHS Request for Comments

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Notice of solicitation of comments by HHS.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that in the issue of the Federal Register published March 31, 2003, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of Health and Science is soliciting public comment on a draft guidance document for Institutional Review Boards, investigators, research institutions, and other interested parties, entitled “Financial Relationships and Interests in Research Involving Human Subjects: Guidance for Human Subject Protection.” This draft guidance document raises points to consider in determining whether specific financial interests in research affect the rights and welfare of human subjects, and if so, what actions could be considered to protect those subjects. This draft guidance applies to human subjects research conducted or supported by HHS or regulated by FDA.


HHS is accepting written or electronic comments on the draft guidance until 4:30 p.m. on May 30, 2003.

Start Signature

Dated: January 21, 2003.

Margaret M. Dotzel,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. 03-7957 Filed 3-28-03; 2:22 pm]