46.407 | KCTCS

46.407

Research not otherwise approvable which presents an opportunity to understand, prevent, or alleviate a serious problem affecting the health or welfare of children

HHS will conduct or fund research that the IRB does not believe meets the requirements of §46.404, §46.405, or §46.406 only if:

  1. The IRB finds that the research presents a reasonable opportunity to further the understanding, prevention, or alleviation of a serious problem affecting the health or welfare of children; and
  2. The Secretary, after consultation with a panel of experts in pertinent disciplines (for example:  science, medicine, education, ethics, law) and following opportunity for public review and comment, has determined either:
    1. That the research in fact satisfies the conditions of §46.404, §46.405, or §46.406, as applicable, or 
    2. the following:
      1. The research presents a reasonable opportunity to further the understanding, prevention, or alleviation of a serious problem affecting the health or welfare of children;
      2. The research will be conducted in accordance with sound ethical principles;
      3. Adequate provisions are made for soliciting the assent of children and the permission of their parents or guardians, as set forth in §46.408.