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IRB Limited Meeting Schedule: Impact on Studies Expiring in November, December, January

October 24, 2022
Please note that there will be slightly fewer IRB meetings in November, December, and January because of the holiday schedule. We will conduct 23 meetings throughout November-January, in contrast to the 27 meetings we normally conduct over a 3-month period.

Reminder: New Studies Submitted on or after 10/1/2022 must use NEW IRB Application Version (v98)

September 26, 2022
Reminder: New Studies Submitted on or after 10/1/2022 must use NEW IRB Application Version (v98)

Updated IRB Application Form: New Studies Submitted on or after 10/1/2022 must use New Version

September 15, 2022
The IRB application form has been updated to facilitate compliance with current policies, regulations, and procedures, and to provide improved guidance to study teams. What are the changes? The new application version includes new questions and ‘advisements’ (these are the instructions that...

Do Not Work in iRIS System Wednesday Night 9/14

September 12, 2022
What is happening? A new version of the IRB application form is being published in iRIS on September 14th, and iRIS users must not be in the system while this takes place. How does this affect you? Please plan to save your work and log out of iRIS before 7:30 PM on Wednesday 9/14, then wait for...

Log Out of iRIS by 6PM TONIGHT (System Maintenance)

August 23, 2022
Update: The restart is complete and iRIS is back online. To: Investigators and Staff Tuesday August 23, 2022 

New Data Management and Sharing Plan Requirements for NIH Awards

July 27, 2022
This month’s issue of the ReSearch ReSource newsletter included an announcement about the upcoming policy change for NIH-funded studies. The IRB is sharing it here to ensure it reaches the widest audience possible.

Final Reminder: June 1st Deadline (Tomorrow!)

May 31, 2022
As announced on May 4th, 2022, the IRB consent and assent form templates have undergone extensive revisions. All new studies submitted to the IRB on or after June 1, 2022, are required to use the new templates.

Reminder: June 1st Compliance Deadline for New Studies to use Updated IRB Consent Form Templates

May 27, 2022
As announced by email on May 4th, 2022, the IRB consent and assent form templates have undergone extensive revisions to bring our campus into compliance with new policies and regulations, to reduce the number of stipulations regarding the most common consent form errors, to better inform research...

System Performance Issues Affecting Turnaround Times

May 11, 2022
All iRIS users have been experiencing significant performance issues since the system was upgraded on 4/17/22. These issues are impacting all aspects of the system, but especially the IRB review components. As a consequence, study teams may note unavoidable delays in study screening, generation of...

IRB FAQs & Postponement of non-essential research uses of iohexol

May 10, 2022
*This message is sent on behalf of Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research Harold Collard.* *Please read the IRB FAQs prior to contacting the IRB.* To All UCSF Research Faculty and Staff:

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