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Re: Is oral history still under IRB review?

The federal government has most recently proposed a 21 January 2019 national implementation of the revised definition of research, which frees oral history from federal oversight.

However, "institutions will be permitted (but not required) to implement" the redefinition on 19 July 2018.

See https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/final-rule-delaying-general-compliance-revised-...

I cannot guess why the Delaware IRB would believe that the new rule will not go into effect, or that definitions of research will be unchanged. The federal government says otherwise.