When finalized, the draft guidance will represent the Office for Human Research Protections’ (OHRPs) current thinking on determining whether a planned activity constitutes a public health surveillance activity deemed not to be research under the 2018 Requirements (45 CFR 46, Subpart A). It is intended for institutions, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), investigators, institutional officials, and other human research protection staff.

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