IRB Spotlight: Alan Venook, MD

May 17, 2024
Mount Zion IRB Chair Alan Venook, MD, has a long history of serving on the IRB. A medical oncologist with expertise in gastrointestinal cancers, Venook understands the intricacies of conducting complex studies while upholding ethical standards. We spoke with Alan about his work on the IRB, the...

Changes to April 17th Bulletin

May 07, 2024
On April 17th, the IRB issued a bulletin announcing a New Study Site Changes Form & Updated Modification Form that would be released on Monday, May 13th.

NEW Study Site Changes Form & Updated Modification Form

April 17, 2024
The UCSF IRB will release a brand-new iRIS form, the “Study Site Changes Form,” on Monday, May 13th, 2024. It will be released alongside an updated version of the Modification Form. About the NEW Study Site Changes Form

Guidance Updates: Reporting Adverse Events, Protocol Violations, and Investigator’s Brochures to the UCSF IRB

April 04, 2024
A summary of recent guidance updates is below. For more detailed information, please visit the following UCSF IRB website pages: adverse events and protocol violations & incidents. ADVERSE EVENTS

IRB Spotlight: Victor Reus, MD

March 15, 2024
Professor Emeritus and Parnassus IRB Chair Victor Reus, MD, has dedicated more than two decades to ensuring that UCSF meets its high standards for participant welfare, safety, and privacy. 

IRB Spotlight: Gordon Fung, MD, MPH 

January 12, 2024
Longtime IRB committee member and Mission Bay chair, Gordon Fung, MD, PhD, MPH, has taken on a role to lead a newly formed cardiology-focused panel that will support studies across a wide and growing range of cardiology sub-specialties. 

IRB Winter Schedule 2023-2024

December 21, 2023
Per the official UCOP holiday and winter 

Updates to the IRB Continuing Review Form

December 18, 2023
The Continuing Review Form in iRIS has been updated to a new version. Please see the December 7th bulletin for a summary of changes to the form. Which studies will be affected?

Updated Continuing Review Form: Monday December 18th

December 07, 2023
The Continuing Review Form in iRIS will be updated to a new version on Monday, December 18th. For guidance about continuing reviews, please visit the IRB’s Continuing Review page. What are the main changes? New:

IRB Announcements: Updated IRB Forms | iRIS Performance Tips | Notice for Studies Expiring in November-January

October 19, 2023
Updated Post-Approval Event Forms Tips for Optimal iRIS System Performance IRB Limited Meeting Schedule: Impact on Studies Expiring in November, December, January Updated Post-Approval Event Forms