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Congress Stops NIH From Implementing New Clinical Trials Policy

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) Observer has released the news story below titled Congress Stops NIH from Implementing New Clinical Trials Policy:

The US Congress has directed the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to “delay enforcement” of a new policy that would reclassify basic research involving humans as “clinical trials.” Lawmakers concluded that the research community was not adequately consulted about this change and that the policy could have “long-term unintended consequences,” including unnecessary regulations and the inappropriate inclusion of non-clinical trials in NIH’s database.

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) has been a leading voice in opposing NIH’s redefinition of clinical trials, which would have brought basic behavioral and neuroscience research under the umbrella of clinical trials, and would have subjected those areas to unwarranted, costly, and time-consuming administrative requirements. Click here to read the full article. 

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