[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 6, 2007)]
[Page 9949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-3882]



Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

AGENCY: Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, 

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

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 8:30 
a.m. until 5:15 p.m. and Friday, March 30, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 

ADDRESSES: The Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, 
Arlington, VA 22204. Phone: (703) 521-1900.

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) 453-8139; 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 March 29, 2007, SACHRP will receive and discuss updated 
information and a report from the Subpart A Subcommittee and issues 
involving the application of subpart A of 45 CFR part 46 in the current 
research environment. This subcommittee was established by SACHRP at 
its October 4-5, 2004 meeting. The Committee will receive a report and 
task list from the newly formed Subcommittee on Issues Impacting those 
with Impaired Decision-Making Capacity. This subcommittee was formed as 
a result of discussions during the July 31-August 1, 2006 SACHRP 
meeting. In addition, the Committee will hear presentations from 
panelists who will examine issues related to the inclusion of subjects 
who are unable or have limited ability to provide informed consent to 
participate in research.
    On March 30, 2007, the Committee will receive presentations and 
hear discussions from representatives of a panel that will examine 
conflict of interest issues and institutional policies that address 
conflict of interest as it pertains to IRB review. The Committee will 
also hear presentations from panelists on topics pertaining to 
investigator responsibilities and certification, and whether new or 
expanded guidance should be considered to address new issues that have 
emerged in this area.
    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, March 23, 2007. Information about SACHRP and the draft 
meeting agenda will be posted on the SACHRP Web site at: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sachrp/index.html.

    Dated: February 28, 2007.
Bernard A. Schwetz,
Director, Office for Human Research Protections, Executive Secretary, 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections.
[FR Doc. E7-3882 Filed 3-5-07; 8:45 am]