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UPDATE February 7: This issue has been resolved, and UCSF’s access to the CITI website has been restored.
The Office of Human Research Protections announced that proposed revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule) have been delayed by 6 months. The majority of provisions in the Revised Common Rule are now set to take effect on July 19, 2018.

The IRB has created a new “Protocol Enrollment Exception Request” submission form and it is now available in iRIS.

When do I use the Protocol Enrollment Exception Request form?

The office of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will be closed December 25th – January 1st and will re-open on January 2nd. Please note there will be no AOTD service during this time.

If you have questions about Emergency Use of a test article, contact Laurie Herraiz, HRPP Director, at 415-514-9246.

The message below is senton behalf of Brian Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

The message below is sent on behalf of Brian Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Dear Research Community,

The iRIS system will be taken offline this Sunday the 19th for an upgrade to the next version of iRIS. Please log off prior to 7am PST to avoid losing work.

The maintenance window is scheduled from 7am – 2pm. The upgrade could be completed earlier. We’ll send a message out once the system is back online.

Please note that there will be fewer IRB meetings in December and January. If your study is set to expire in December or January, please submit your continuing review well in advance. Meeting dates can be found at the following link:

This webinar on Oct. 18 is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the implementation of the NIH Single IRB policy.