IRB Notes

IRB Notes: Changes to Initial Submissions in eIRB

From the Chair’s Desk: Update on Changes to Initial Submissions Making the protocol approval process easier and more efficient is a major goal of the OHSU Institutional Review Board. There are a number of recent and upcoming changes to Initial Submissions that will help us achieve this goal, including redesigned collection of study information and reduced IRQ requirements. Here is a short summary of these changes: 1. Brief Project Description replaces Lay Summary The Simplified … Read More

IRB Notes: New tools for investigators

Analyst Notes The OHSU Institutional Review Board website has new resources for investigators regarding the retirement of the Lay Summary and a new Minimal Risk Protocol Template. Brief Project Description Replaces Lay Summary As part of ongoing efforts to streamline submission and review processes, the IRB is replacing the six-question Lay Language Protocol Summary with a simplified Brief Project Description document. The new document contains the following instructions: Provide a brief (one page maximum) description, … Read More

Reminder: IRB brown bag, Jan. 23

IRB Update Hear details of recent and upcoming changes at the OHSU Institutional Review Board (IRB). See the new Local Context document and learn when and how to use it! Get a tour of the new Protocol Template, designed for investigator-initiated minimal risk studies – it will help you give the IRB all the information needed for your approval. Hear about other updates and get a peak of what’s coming next on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from … Read More

IRB analyst brown bag, Nov. 14

Q&A: Minimal risk research Got questions about minimal risk research? We’ve got answers! Join all of the IRB Analysts for a question and answer session this Thursday, November 14, from 10-11a.m. in OHSU Hospital 8B60 Questions: Email the Research Integrity Office.

IRB analyst brown bag, Oct.24

Q&A: Unanticipated problems Got questions about unanticipated problems? We’ve got answers! Join all of the IRB Analysts for a question and answer session this Thursday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in OHSU Hospital 8B60. Questions? Email the Research Integrity Office (ORIO).

IRB Notes: Alternatives to Signed HIPAA Research Authorization

From the Chair’s Desk Under HIPAA, using or disclosing Protected Health Information (PHI) for research purposes generally requires a signed authorization from the subject. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule. When you will not be obtaining signed authorization from subjects for a research project that is eligible for an exception, you need to complete the appropriate form or agreement to document that you have met the HIPAA requirements for the exception. … Read More

IRB Notes: Breaking down some frequently used IRB terms

Analyst Notes Institutional Review Board (IRB) terminology can often be confusing to new and seasoned researchers alike. Here is a brief refresher on the most commonly used terms. Fully identifiable: Data or samples which include personal identifiers — information which would allow the person who provided the materials to be identified. If a study involves interaction with subjects the data or samples would be considered fully identifiable, at least when collected. Personal identifiers include, but … Read More

IRB Notes: Using eCRIS and eIRB

eIRB Helpdesk eCRIS, OHSU’s electronic Clinical Research Information System, increases the efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy, and compliance of clinical research at OHSU. The eCRIS system ‘speaks’ directly to other systems at OHSU, like eIRB, so much of the information you enter into eCRIS will export automatically into the eIRB thus streamlining your submission process. Studies involving prospectively consented human subjects will eventually be required to track their subjects in eCRIS, though other types of studies are … Read More

IRB Notes: Upcoming IRB classroom training

Introduction to IRB Come learn a little about the history of institutional review boards (IRB) and the role they play in research. You will also get basic information about the review process for IRB approval at OHSU.  We can help get you started. Getting started in the eIRB This class is a basic introduction to the OHSU eIRB interface, basic navigation and search functions. It will also include an overview IRB requirements and an introduction to the IRB … Read More

IRB Notes: Upcoming IRB Analyst Brown Bag sessions

STudents As ResearcherS: STARS in the IRB Sky Penny Hogarth and Lynn Marshall Thursday September 26, 2013 Noon to 1 p.m.  (note later start time) UHS 8B60 IRB analysts and vice chairs will lead a space walk through the basics of submitting your research to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review. We will cover our online submission system, the documents you need to prepare, what elements should be in the documents, and how to … Read More

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