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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections; Notice of Meeting

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Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office for Human Research Protections.




Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold its twenty-fourth meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. Information about SACHRP and the meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at:​ohrp/​sachrp/​mtgings/​index.html.


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 800, Washington, DC 20201.

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Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Director, Office for Human Research Protections, or Julia Gorey, J.D., Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; 240-453-6900, fax: 240-453-6909; e-mail address:

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Under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 217a, Section 222 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, SACHRP was established to provide expert advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues and topics pertaining to or associated with the protection of human research subjects.

On March 8, 2011, SACHRP will hear a panel presentation on the work of the Federal Demonstration Partnership, followed by discussion. This will be followed by the report of the Subpart A Subcommittee (SAS), focusing on improvements to the informed consent process. SAS is charged with developing recommendations for consideration by SACHRP about the application of subpart A of 45 CFR part 46 in the current research environment. This subcommittee was established by SACHRP at its October 2006 meeting. The afternoon will close with a panel presentation on the reporting and return of individual research results, including issues associated with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

On March 9, 2011, the morning will open with a panel discussion on the reporting and return of aggregate research results, including a report on the status of The Subcommittee on Harmonization (SOH) will end the meeting with a report on their work to date. The SOH was established by SACHRP at its July 2009 meeting, and is charged with identifying and prioritizing areas in which regulations and/or guidelines for human subjects research adopted by various agencies or offices within HHS would benefit from harmonization, consistency, clarity, simplification and/or coordination. Public comment will be heard on both days. Public attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend the meeting and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the designated contact persons. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments on both days of the meeting. Public comment will be limited to five minutes per speaker. Any members of the public who wish to have printed materials distributed to SACHRP members for this scheduled meeting should submit materials to the Executive Director, SACHRP, prior to the close of business on March 4, 2011.

An unforeseen administrative matter delayed this notice being submitted to the Federal Register for publication.

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Dated: February 23, 2011.

Jerry Menikoff,

Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Executive Secretary, Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.

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[FR Doc. 2011-4473 Filed 2-28-11; 8:45 am]