Education and Social/Behavioral Science Institutional Review Board (ED/SBS IRB) Newsletter, IRB Insider / Volume 8, Issue 2, January 2020
As of January 20th, the revised Common Rule’s single IRB review requirement is effective. This means that all federally-funded, non-exempt studies MUST be reviewed by a single IRB. Researchers seeking federal funding for studies involving multiple sites or external personnel are encouraged to contact the Reliance and Navigation Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance in determining whether the single IRB requirement applies to their study and, if so, which IRB is the best option for their study.
ARROW will be updated at the end of February with a significant update:
More information about this update will be forthcoming in February. If you have any questions about this or other ARROW changes, please email email@example.com.
Coming Soon: Revamped Consent Form Wizard
As many ED/SBS researchers know, the Consent Form Wizard is a tool to help ensure all federally required elements of consent are included. The Wizard currently runs on a very old platform and has been in need of updating for some time now. The ED/SBS IRB Office is working with IT to update the Wizard to be more user friendly and is scheduled to go live at the end of February. An announcement will be sent when the updated Consent Form Wizard is available. Researchers will now have to log-in with their NetID to access the Wizard. This provides more security and allows more features to be available in the Wizard. Please note, the Wizard should only be used by researchers submitting to the ED/SBS IRB. If researchers are submitting to the Health Sciences IRB or Minimal Risk IRB, their consent templates, available on their website, need to be used.
Reminder: Reliance and Navigation Team (RELIANT)
As mentioned in our Fall newsletter, in cooperation with the ED/SBS IRB Office, IRB reliance services are being centralized under RELIANT, a team of reliance experts, to provide a single point of contact for all researchers on campus seeking assistance with reliance arrangements and questions. If you have reliance related questions about your study, please contact contact RELIANT (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help.