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suspension of RCR educational requirement Sally Eckert-Tilotta 21 Feb 2001 10:58 EST

FYI:

In response to a Congressional inquiry submitted February 5 by the House
Energy and Commerce Committee and the new Administration's Regulatory Review
Plan issued this past January, the Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Research Integrity (ORI) announced February 20 that it would
suspend the implementation of the "PHS Policy on Instruction in the
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)"

The February 5 inquiry by the House Energy and Commerce Committee called
into question the process by which the ORI issued its policy on instruction.

The formal announcement of the suspension is included in today's Federal
Register.

The inquiry, the response, and the announcement can be found on the ORI
homepage at the following URL:
http://ori.dhhs.gov/html/programs/congressionalconcerns.asp
<http://ori.dhhs.gov/html/programs/congressionalconcerns.asp> .

Sally Eckert-Tilotta, Ph.D., Interim Director
Office of Research & Program Development
University of North Dakota
PO Box 7134
Grand Forks, ND  58202
Tel:  701-777-2049
Fax:  701-777-2504
Email:  xxxxxx@mail.und.nodak.edu

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