Excerpt of poem from NIH Office of Science Policy
‘Twas the night before Hanukkah and at OSP,
We were lighting menorahs and trimming the tree,
sIRB policy was all tucked in its bed,
In hopes that the deadline extension will alleviate dread.
Wondering whether the Common Rule soon will appear,
Perhaps we will see it in the coming New Year?
The RAC’s streamlined process is now put in place,
To focus on biotech moving at rapid pace.
With 21st Century Cures passed and signed,
On implementation, we’ll spend lots of time.
More rapid than eagles, precision medicine soars,
And we juggle the policy issues that still lay in store.
Now CRISPR! Now data! Now Select Agents in vials!
On chimera! On privacy! On clinical trials!
Speaking of which, we continue to move,
Policies to help clinical trials improve.
Continue reading 'Twas the Night Before Hanukkah (and Christmas) at NIH' on the NIH Office of Science Policy website.