[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Pages 6799-6800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2958]



Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research 

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, U.S.C. Appendix 2, notice is hereby given that the Secretary's 
Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) will hold its 
twenty-seventh 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: http://www.dhhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/mtgings/index.html.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 8:30 
a.m. until 5 p.m. and Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. until 
5:00 pm.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 200 Independence 
Avenue SW., Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D., Director, 
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), or Julia Gorey, J.D., 
Executive Director, SACHRP; U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, Maryland 20852; 
240-453-8141; fax: 240-453-6909; email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.
    The meeting will open February 28 with remarks from SACHRP Chair 
Dr. Barbara Bierer and OHRP Director Dr. Jerry Menikoff, followed by a 
summary report from the Presidential Commission for the Study of 
Bioethical Issues on that group's recent report Moral Science: 
Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research. This will be 
followed by a summary of public comment from OHRP on the ANPRM Human 
Subjects Research Protections:

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Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay 
and Ambiguity for Investigators. The afternoon will also include a 
presentation from the Subpart A Subcommittee (SAS) to inform SACHRP of 
recent work. SAS is charged with developing recommendations for 
consideration by SACHRP regarding the application of subpart A of 45 
CFR part 46 in the current research environment; this subcommittee was 
established by SACHRP in October 2006.
    On February 29, SACHRP will hear recommendations from the 
Subcommittee on Harmonization (SOH). 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. Following the SOH report, SACHRP will hear a discussion 
on the IRB use of component analysis, utilizing speakers from the FDA 
and academia.
    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 February 23, 2012.

    Dated: February 3, 2012.
Jerry Menikoff,
Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Executive Secretary, 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.
[FR Doc. 2012-2958 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]