IRB Notes

How to receive credit at OHSU for CITI Training modules from the VA or another institution

Have you completed CITI Training through the Portland VA or another institution? If so, you may be able to configure your CITI account in order to receive credit at OHSU for modules you’ve already completed in CITI. One of the many benefits of OHSU transitioning research compliance training to the CITI Program is that courses completed elsewhere have the chance of transferring partial or full credit to other institutions that also use CITI. Each course … Read More

New NIH policy on Certificates of Confidentiality

On Sep. 7, 2017, the National Institutes of Health issued a notice of changes for their policy regarding the issuing of Certificates of Confidentiality (CoC). This change comes as a result of the implementation of Section 2012 of the 21st Century Cures Act. A CoC is a privacy provision that will prevent “compelled disclosure” (a subpoena) of research data. Previously, a researcher had to apply for a CoC. With this new policy, any NIH-funded research … Read More

When and how to request an urgent IRB review

Submissions for IRB review are typically reviewed in the order in which they are received. However, there are situations that require more urgent attention.  Examples of these are: Subjects are critically ill and awaiting IRB approval of an initial submission or modification. Imminent funding deadline (e.g., NIH just-in-time notifications). Projects with tight timelines, such as a summer student research project. In urgent cases, please take the following steps: Ensure your submission is complete and accurate to … Read More

New course requirements for Responsible Conduct of Research

If you’re a researcher at OHSU, you know that the university and funders such as NIH require you to keep up to date in your knowledge of the responsible conduct of research. In the past, we used our in-house Big Brain tool and in-house courses. But as of May 1, 2016, RCR education has moved to the University of Miami’s CITI Program. The CITI Program meets NIH standards and is the standard for the majority … Read More

OHSU’s Responsible Conduct of Research courses changing to CITI Programs

OHSU Research Integrity has contracted with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami (CITI Program) to offer Responsible Conduct of Research training. The NIH-endorsed CITI Program at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research education content. Why the Change? OHSU’s RCR education hasn’t been updated in a number of years–yet the RCR environment is always changing. The CITI program accommodates these evolving changes–and in fact, it’s the standard RCR training for most academic … Read More

IRB brown bag: Navigating the new eIRB

Navigating the new eIRB Presented by David Holmgren, IRB manager Thursday, Nov. 12 10 to 11 a.m. OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Come join us for an orientation of the new eIRB system. See how UPs will trigger the RNI form, learn how to submit a Continuing Review and get an introduction to the new system in general. Bring your questions and get ready to learn!

eIRB down time: Data migration

eIRB data migration will take place in two weeks! The eIRB data migration is upon us! All non-pending studies from the old eIRB system will be transferring to the new eIRB (over 2,000 studies!). This means that both systems will be down and unavailable* for up to four business days. This is planned to start on Friday, Nov. 6. About three-fourths of the studies will be moving over to the new system during this down … Read More

IRB brown bag special series: eIRB Upgrade demo, Sept. 24

eIRB Upgrade demo Presented by David Holmgren, IRB manager Thursday, Sept. 24 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OHSU Hospital, 8th floor auditorium Are you involved with human subjects research? Come to the eIRB Upgrade demo! During this brown bag we will be giving an overall demonstration of the new eIRB system. You can see a quick overview of the differences and the initial applications, a presentation on modifications and CRQs and the new Reportable New … Read More

New eIRB system launches Aug. 5

The launch of the new and improved eIRB system is right around the corner! The scheduled go live is set for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. The new eIRB will help us support the rapidly growing research community at OHSU and maintain ahigh standards of compliance as a world class research institution. Starting Aug. 5, the new eIRB will open for new submissions only. At this time, all current studies will remain in the “old” system. … Read More

IRB Notes from the Chair: A new eIRB is coming soon

Anticipated go-live: Summer 2015 The eIRB upgrade project is in final development with go-live anticipated this summer 2015. This new system will provide a simpler, more understandable and streamlined approach for submitting studies for IRB review. We continue to look to you for your feedback, which has been critical to the success of this project. We have been holding our User Acceptance Testing (UAT) sessions involving close to 100 testing volunteers from the research community … Read More

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