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Revised on: August 28, 2019

New FAQs page on the NIH Website

In response to NIH Notice NOT-OD-19-128 on Changes to NIH Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research, NIH has published a Frequently Asked Questions section on this topic. Please visit that resource for additional assistance.

Original Communication

Effective for all NIH proposals due after September 25, 2019, the HHS requirements and review considerations proposed involving the use of human fetal tissue obtained from elective abortions (HFT) has changed per NIH NOT-OD-19-128.

These requirements are in addition to the existing requirements in the NIH Grants Policy Statement (4.1.14). In addition, NIH reminds the community of expectations to obtain informed consent from the donor for any NIH-funded research using HFT (NOT-OD-16-033).

Please contact with any questions concerning this announcement.

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