Federal agencies have issued an interim final rule(“IFR”) that delays until July 19, 2018 compliance with changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (the “Common Rule”) that were to become effective on January 19. However, the delay did not affect the NIH Single IRB Policy, and all domestic sites participating in NIH funded multi-site studies must use a single Institutional Review Board effective January 25, 2018. (K&L GATES)