HS IRBs News July 2019

Health Sciences and Minimal Risk IRBs, IRB News/Volume 11, Number 6, July 2019

New IRB Staff Teams

As part of continuing effort to improve efficiency and customer service, the HS IRBs office has implemented a new team structure with dedicated team leads. While study teams should continue to use our point of contact phone service and asktheirb email account for general questions and to reach out to their assigned staff reviewer with specific questions about their application, team leads are available to help with any questions or concerns that cannot be resolved by working with the individual staff reviewer assigned to their application. The teams and leads are:

Upcoming Training Sessions

The Professional Research Education Program (PREP) also will be offering the following sessions:

Registration for all PREP sessions is available through the Office of Talent Management catalog.

Improving Funding Review Processes: Congruency Update

Effective August 3rd, the IRB offices on campus will no longer be reviewing grants for congruency with the IRB application. Recent revisions to the Common Rule no longer require IRBs to review grants for congruency and OVCRGE leadership is leveraging this change to begin streamlining the IRBs’ funding review process. Instead of the IRB assessing congruency, new tools in WISPR and ARROW will allow principal investigators (PIs) to confirm congruency with minimal effort on their part. Please see Improving IRB Review Processes for Funding: Congruency Update for details about this streamlined approach to funding reviews.