On November 21st OHRP announced two exceptions from the required use of a single IRB to review cooperative research that is subject to the HHS regulations for the protection of human subjects. The OHRP announcement can be found here: https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/exception-determination-required-sirb-use-certain-research.html, and the Federal Register notice here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/22/2019-25358/hhs-policy-for-the-protection-of-human-research-subjects. These exceptions are intended to address concerns expressed by COGR, AAMC, and others about the single IRB requirement applying to research subject to the revised Common Rule that was approved prior to the January 20, 2020 compliance date (for the cooperative research provisions at 45 CFR 46.114(b)). ...