June 29, 2016

Second Part of Report on Federal Research Regulations Issued

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released Part 2 of the report Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century.

The report, issued on June 29, 2016 by the Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements, contains the full contents of Part 1, first released in September 2015 as a separate publication.

The report “reviews the federal regulatory framework for research institutions as it currently exists, considers specific regulations that have placed undue and often unanticipated burdens on the research enterprise, and reassesses the process by which these regulations are created, reviewed, and retired. It identifies specific actions Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and research institutions should take to reduce regulatory burden.”

June 30, 2016 update: The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), Association of American Universities (AAU), and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have released a joint statement on the report, related to shared concerns regarding the recent Common Rule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the treatment of human subjects in research. COGR plans to issue a full analysis in the coming weeks.

September 23, 2015 Research Advocate: New Report on Regulation of Federally Funded Research