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
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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
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
RCR Training for Scholars and Trainees This eight-hour seminar meets the RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) requirements of the NIH K award or T award, or any federal or non-federal career development grant. It is an interactive and practical experience that is focused on addressing real issues that have arisen in the course of your research. This may be related to ethics, integrity and regulatory matters; including anything from how you recruit and consent patients to … Read More
Towards a Better Institutional Review Board (IRB) Presenter: IRB Chair, Kathryn Schuff, M.D., MCR Thursday, December 12, 10 to 11 a.m. UHS 8B60 As part of its mission to serve the research community with transparency and expediency, the IRB and Research Integrity Office are rethinking how we do business with an eye for simplifying submissions and improving turn-around times. Come hear about the proposed changes that include: Innovative re-examination of the IRB process Immediate and forthcoming … Read More
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.
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).
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
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
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