[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 5, 2005)]
[Page 38683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13155]



Meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research 

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the 

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 
eighth meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, August 1, 2005, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. until 
4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Radisson Hotel Old Town Alexandria, 901 North Fairfax 
Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), or Catherine 
Slatinshek, Executive Director, Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human 
Research Protections; Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 
Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852; (240) 453-6900; fax: 
(240) 453-6909; e-mail 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.
    On August 1, 2005, SACHRP will discuss preliminary reports from its 
two subcommittees: the Subpart A Subcommittee, which is evaluating the 
application of HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects at 
subpart A of 45 CFR part 46 in the current research environment, and 
the Subcommittee on Research Involving Children, which is assessing the 
HHS regulations and policies for research involving children. The 
Subcommittees were established by SACHRP at its October 4-5, 2004 
meeting and at its inaugural meeting on July 22, 2003, respectively.
    On August 2, 2005, the Committee will hear presentations and 
participate in deliberations with three panels invited to discuss views 
on patient/subject issues in research. One panel will include 
representatives from subject/patient advocacy organizations. Another 
will offer perspectives from individuals representing specific research 
subject populations, including women, children, and the cognitively 
impaired. A third panel will be composed of individual research 
    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. 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 Wednesday, July 27, 2005. Information about SACHRP and the 
draft meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://ohrp.osophs.dhhs.gov/sachrp/sachrp.htm.

    Dated: June 28, 2005.
Bernard A. Schwetz,
Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Executive Secretary, 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.
[FR Doc. 05-13155 Filed 7-1-05; 8:45 am]