CHANGES TO NIH REQUIREMENTS REGARDING PROPOSED HUMAN FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH

NOT-OD-19-128 announces the upcoming HHS requirements and review considerations for NIH research applications (e.g. grants, cooperative agreements, and R&D contracts) that involve the proposed use of human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions (HFT). Changes will apply to competing grant applications submitted for due dates on or after September 25, 2019 and in response to R&D contract solicitations published on or after September 25, 2019.  Information on the changes are posted on the Human Fetal Tissue Research (HFT) - NIH Requirements page of the OSR website.