[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 186 (Monday, September 27, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59264-59265]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24128]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

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

ACTION: Notice.

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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-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: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/index.html.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from 8:30 
a.m. until 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday,

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October 20, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m.

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

FOR FUTHER 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; e-mail address: Julia.Gorey@hhs.gov.

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.
    On October 19, 2010, SACHRP will hear a panel of four experts 
discuss the evolving concepts of identifiability and anonymization of 
data in the context of current and future research. Following the 
panel, the Subcommittee on Harmonization (SOH) will present a report. 
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.
    On October 20, 2010, the morning will begin with a panel discussing 
the use of deception in human subjects research. Subpart A Subcommittee 
(SAS) will make a report 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. 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 Friday, October 15, 2010.

    Dated: September 21, 2010.
Jerry Menikoff,
Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Executive Secretary, 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.
[FR Doc. 2010-24128 Filed 9-24-10; 8:45 am]
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