Category Archives: IRB

IRB Updates

We updated out COVID-19 guidance to include links to FDA guidance re: acceptable consent methods for participants in isolation. We also made various minor updates throughout. Important updated External IRB guidelines on what to submit to Emory IRB at time of continuing review and after major reportable events. Guidelines to avoid delay when submitting study […]

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eIRB Upgrade News (as of 12/23/19)

An important message from the Emory IRB with Glad Tidings of a Shorter Strategic Slowdown for the eIRB Upgrade!  We are very happy to announce that our upcoming strategic submission slowdown, to prepare for the eIRB upgrade, has been reduced from an anticipated three weeks to less than one week! Thank you to Emory LITS, […]

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OHRP Exceptions to Single IRB Review

On November 22, 2019, OHRP announced that federally-funded multisite studies with IRB approval before 1/20/20, do not need to move to single IRB review, per the revised Common Rule. OHRP made this announcement after receiving feedback from institutions pointing out that transitioning ongoing studies from local IRBs to a single IRB would result in unnecessary […]

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eIRB Upgrade News Update (as of 11/15/2019)

To view the most recent updates as of 12/23/19, please visit the latest article here. eIRB Upgrade Latest Information User Testing ended this week! Thanks to all who volunteered! **IMPORTANT** Upcoming Hiatus on Continuing Reviews** – see below Be Prepared: Strategic Slowdown in Submissions – see below New Protocol Templates Required for Upgraded System – see below  **IMPORTANT** Upcoming Hiatus on Continuing […]

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eIRB Upgrade News

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eIRB Update Project: Important Dates and Submission Restrictions

To migrate study data to the upgraded eIRB system, we need to have a strategic submission slowdown, to take place from January 7 to January 31. These dates are subject to change. We will keep you well-informed of any changes! Please read on to learn how the slowdown may affect your studies. New Studies: During […]

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New IRB Protocol Templates Required for Upgraded System

The use of the new protocol templates is required for all new study submissions in the new system on the go-live date, but we encourage you to start using them now! You can review the new protocol templates on our website.  For sponsor created protocols, we will also require a supplement to a sponsor protocol […]

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IRB Update- New eIRB System

Data/Study Migration is an important part of our System Upgrade project. This is where we move existing study information from the old to the new system. It is important that we can move away from our old system completely as quickly as possible. Data/Study migration is always a challenge, but our approach is designed to minimize […]

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New eIRB System Coming Q1 2020

IRB is actively working with our system vendor, Huron, on updating our current electronic system. Currently, we are actively working on updating templates, guidance and other documents that you will need when we launch the new eIRB system, scheduled for Q1 2020. The development process is intensive – so please bear with our staff as […]

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IRB Recruitment Spotlight

Remember, “cold calling” is generally prohibited as a recruitment strategy, even if the IRB approves your review of the Clinical Data Warehouse (e.g.) to find potential subjects. Initial contact must come from a treating provider, unless the patient has authorized contact via Emory Healthcare’s “front door authorization” (see flag in the medical record). Requests for […]

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