Glossary Term

Common Rule

The Common Rule outlines the basic provisions for IRBs, informed consent, and Assurances of Compliance. The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects or the Common Rule was published in 1991; HHS regulations, 45 CFR Part 46, include four subparts: subpart A, is also known as the Federal Policy or the Common Rule.
(Alliance Terminology & Data Resources May 2021)