Research Administration

Eric Smith named director of OHSU Clinical Research Support Office

Eric Smith, M.S., M.B.A., has been named the director of the OHSU Clinical Research Support Office. The CRSO was launched on July 3, 2017, in order to bring clinical research support functions under one umbrella and focus on partnering with the research community to support OHSU’s clinical research leadership. Smith comes to this position from the OHSU School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology, where he has served since 2011 as associate director of translational research and dermatopathology, … 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

IRB fee changes go into effect Oct. 1

On October 1, 2017, OHSU Institutional Review Board fees will increase for industry-sponsored projects submitted through eIRB. Study teams should begin incorporating the fee structure in clinical trial budgets for new projects anticipated to be submitted on or after this date. Existing contracts will not be affected. IRB fees are charged for industry-sponsored studies; no fees are charged for the review of foundation, federal, internally funded, or unfunded research. IRB fees are directly invoiced to the … Read More

New NIH Policy requires single IRB for multi-site research

On January 25, 2018, new rules take effect for NIH-funded multi-site research studies. Non-exempt human subjects research studies that are conducted at more than one U.S. site and use the same protocol must use a single IRB. This applies to all competing grant applications: new, renewal, revision, or resubmission. What does the new policy mean for OHSU researchers? OHSU has already begun streamlining the multi-site review process, using IRB reliance systems to waive oversight to … Read More

Launching a portal to streamline research services at the DCM

Announcing a single portal for animal research: DCM Operations The Department of Comparative Medicine will be transitioning to a web-based system for research-associated tasks. The centralized system is designed to improve the efficiency of DCM so that researchers can spend more time on research and less time on paperwork. A platform that is familiar to the research community The new system, DCM-OPS, is based on the same Huron Click™ platform as the IRB, IBC and IACUC … Read More

Clinical trials administration reorganized to speed processes

Shortening clinical trials contract turnaround by 20 percent—that is the goal of the new Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO). Processes for study staff and investigators will be simplified over time, and the institutional support functions are being brought under a single umbrella. The new structure, launched on July 3, will streamline communications and functions across administrative units and offices, including clinical trials contracting, clinical research billing, and the clinical trials management system. The contracting triage function will … Read More

Upcoming class: Introduction to Research Administration, July 13

Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) connects the research community with workplace learning and offers classes for research administrators and others who support research at OHSU. RDA 101 provides a big-picture overview of research administration. Meet Research Development and Administration unit leaders, tour valuable web resources, and meet face-to-face with your contacts in OPAM, IRB, TTBD, and others. RDA 101: Introduction to Research Administration Thursday, July 13 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Center for Health & Healing, CHH 3070, room 4 The … Read More

Outgoing Subawards: Best practices, West Campus, June 27

Does your research department subcontract with third parties for projects or programs? Research Administration Training & Education (RATE) offers a number of learning opportunities at South Waterfront, Marquam Hill and West Campus locations. In June, we are offering Outgoing Subawards: Best practices. Outgoing Subawards: Best practices Tuesday, June 27 1 to 2 p.m. VGTI Conference Room, 1st floor West Campus Meet the Sub-out team and gain insight into best practices for development and administration of subawards. Course … Read More

Applying for foundation funding? Check out the President’s List!

Just a friendly reminder that if you plan to submit a grant to a foundation or corporation on the OHSU President’s List, you are required to submit a Notice of Intent form to the OHSU Foundation. The purpose of the President’s List is to ensure that OHSU maintains coordinated communication with these organizations. Additionally, some organizations are reserved for top institutional priorities as determined by senior OHSU leadership. Things to keep in mind: If you’re … Read More

Reminder: RCR and human subjects training deadline, May 31

Last July, OHSU announced changes in training requirements for the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and protection of human subjects. With the university’s transition to the CITI Program, all researchers who completed their training more than three years ago in the Big Brain system are now being asked to complete updated training through CITI by May 31, 2017. The CITI Program meets NIH standards and is utilized by the majority of academic institutions in the U.S. … Read More

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