IRB Notes

Testers needed for eIACUC II

The new Electronic IACUC is set to go live in the fall of 2014 and we need your help! We are looking for participants to test the system for bugs or errors and to look over the questions and give suggestions to improve ease of use. We want this system to work for you and here is how you can help: Click here and log in with the ID (1) & Password (2) from any OHSU … Read More

Tips for adding a new grant to your approved IRB study

You’ve received good news that your grant to support existing research has been funded. Congratulations! Before you get started, you will need to link this new grant to the research that is currently approved by the OHSU Institutional Review Board. The IRB will help you make sure that your previously approved protocol still meets all criteria for approval as you incorporate activities of the new grant. To add your new funding to a currently approved … Read More

What to do when a student or PI leaves an IRB protocol

If you perform clinical research and have a student on your Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol, here are some things for you to keep in mind as summer approaches: If a student has been serving a major role on the project, plan for who is going to complete any analyses and assume administrative or regulatory duties (e.g. the next Continuing Review). Update personnel as appropriate – remove students if they are no longer going to … Read More

IRB brown bag: Lost and stolen devices, May 22

What happens if your lap top is stolen? What if you leave your thumb drive somewhere? Join John Rasmussen, chief information security officer, for a presentation and Q&A on knowing where you data is and best practices on how to protect it. IRB brown bag: Lost and stolen devices Thursday, May 22, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. OHSU Hospital room 8B60 Questions? Contact Kimberly Lee.

Writing the perfect IRB submission memo

If you are submitting a memo with your Institutional Review Board submission, it should be written to give the IRB staff and reviewers a brief overview of the initial, modification, continuing review or reportable event. Memos are not required with submissions but are helpful if the changes are extensive, complicated, or potentially confusing. If you are submitting a modification or continuing review that includes changes to the protocol and/or Investigator’s Brochure, it is important that … Read More

Provide feedback to the state legislature about the Oregon Genetic Privacy Law

Are you a involved in genetic research? The Oregon Advisory Committee on Genetic Privacy and Research is soliciting stakeholder input to determine if the Oregon Genetic Privacy Laws are understood and that the goals of the Oregon legislature regarding genetic privacy are being accomplished. This group needs your help in identifying possible problems with laws that apply to use and retention of tissue samples or test results. You can provide feedback by taking this 10-15 … Read More

Updates from Conflicts of Interest in Research (CoIR) Committee

Improvements in eCoI: In the Electronic Conflict of Interest system, researchers describe outside activities, significant financial interests and related research projects. The portion of the eCoI disclosure where these related projects are chosen and described has been updated: a) The “master project list” that the researcher reviews to find his/her “related” projects is now sortable by a number of parameters (e.g., title, sponsor, PI, IRB #, PPQ#) and b) The questions posed about each related … Read More

eIRB Helpdesk: Top Tips for IRB Submissions

Understand the review process and cover your bases up front Learn the Institutional Review Board (IRB) review process (outlined at About IRB Review) and ensure your project submission includes all relevant information/documents before submitting. If your study involves non-OHSU researchers, arrange and clarify collaborations in advance. Don’t Neglect CoIR The eIRB will not allow projects to be submitted or approved unless all researchers involved in a study have completed Conflict of Interest in Research (CoIR) … Read More

The Shorter IRQ and You

You may have heard over the past couple of months that the OHSU Institutional Review Board has been working to streamline the electronic Initial Review Questionnaire (IRQ). We are removing pages and questions that are unnecessary or duplicative. A short IRQ means less work for you, but it also means that it’s important to make sure your study documents contain all of the information the IRB needs to review your study. Your study protocol should … Read More

Seeking Code of Conduct Reviewers

Greetings from Integrity! The OHSU Code of Conduct establishes our individual and organizational commitment to the principles of integrity in all of our activities, every day. It is distributed to every new member of the OHSU community and provides a reference point for ethical behaviors throughout the year. This spring, we are updating the Code of Conduct in order to align with the revised Vision 2020 and the new Core Competencies. We are seeking reviewers from … Read More

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