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January
31

Comment Deadline: NCI Request for Letters of Interest for NCI-MATCH Laboratories

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) in collaboration with the NCI Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (MATCH) trial leadership (NCT 02465060) invites applications for Clinical Laboratory Improvements Program (CLIA) certified/accredited laboratories that test tumor specimens from patients utilizing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays to participate in the NCI MATCH trial. The NCI MATCH trial has implemented a new process for identifying patients for arms with rare variant eligibility criteria. Laboratories will contact any of the approximately 1100 sites that have activated NCI MATCH if a specimen sent from one of these sites has a rare variant that would potentially make the patient eligible for one of the treatment arms open in this initiative.

December
28

Comment Deadline: FDA Opioid Policy Steering Committee

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is establishing a public docket to solicit suggestions, recommendations, and comments from interested parties, including patients and patient representatives, health care professionals, academic institutions, regulated industry, and other interested organizations, on questions relevant to FDA's newly established Opioid Policy Steering Committee (OPSC).

November
28

Comment Deadline: CDC Proposed Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services, announces the opening of a docket to obtain public comment on two documents; a Systematic Review of the evidence on the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), and an evidence-based Guideline that offers clinical recommendations for healthcare providers.

November
14

Comment Deadline: Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Robotics/AI

NHTSA released new voluntary guidance on automated driving systems—Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety. The new voluntary guidance is based on public comments received on the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (FAVP) released in September 2016. The purpose of...

November
6

EC: Deadline for draft regulation of nanoform substances

  • Agency
  • Nanotechnology

The European Commission (EC) is seeking comments from interested partners on a new draft regulation to address nanoform substances. The public is welcome to comment by November 6th, 2017. 

November
1

Comment Deadline: VA Authority of Health Care Providers To Practice Telehealth

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its medical regulations by standardizing the delivery of care by VA health care providers through telehealth.

October
31

NSF: Deadline for Notice of Intent to Seek Approval to Establish an Information Collection of Research and Development Data

  • Agency
  • Nanotechnology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) states that it is announcing plans to request approval for the collection of research and development data through the Evaluation of the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF - ATE) Program survey. 

October
30

Comment Deadline: DOC Request for Information on the Development of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science 2.0

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) established the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science in 2013 as part of a larger effort to strengthen forensic science in the United States. NIST will transfer hosting of OSAC to another entity and is requesting comment on this transfer.

October
25

Meeting CANCELED: EPA Rule Making Committee for the Toxic Substances Control Act Regarding Inorganic Byproducts

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Nanotechnology

This meeting was canceled because the Committee determined that it was not able to reach consensus on regulatory approaches and concluded its discussions.

October
23

Comment Deadline: VA Million Veteran Program Baseline and Lifestyle Surveys

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency.