Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NPRM Proposes Freedom for Historians!

The long awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, released today, suggests the complete deregulation of “oral history, journalism, biography, and historical scholarship activities that focus directly on the specific individuals about whom the information is collected.”

In the coming 90-day comment period, historians will need to insist that this remains an unqualified exclusion. Still, despite this last peril, we have much to celebrate.

"Great joy in camp we are in View of the Ocian, this great Pacific Octean which we been So long anxious to See."

1 comment:

Oral History Association said...

This is a great breakthrough, and a real tribute to the enormous work which lots of people have done for a long time. However, it is imperative now that individuals and professional associations weigh in during the public comment period.

Cliff Kuhn
Executive Director
Oral History Association