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iRIS System Performance Issues

April 21, 2022
To: iRIS Users (IRB and eProposal) Re: iRIS System Performance Issues The iRIS system is experiencing intermittent performance issues, and we are working with the vendor to identify and correct the problems. There is no need to report iRIS slowness to us, but please do notify us if you receive...

iRIS System Upgrade: Details

April 18, 2022
The iRIS system has been successfully upgraded and now includes the following changes:

iRIS System Upgrade: Log out by 5pm Fri 4/15

April 08, 2022
What is happening? The iRIS system is undergoing a major upgrade to include new features and improved functionality. How does this affect you?

Change in iRIS Functionality – “Copy Study” Disabled

February 02, 2022
The UCSF IRB has made a change in the functionality of iRIS, the IRB electronic submission system. Previously, iRIS included a function that allowed researchers to copy a previous study:

Tissue Core Staffing Shortage

January 05, 2022
Dear UCSF Clinical Research Community,On behalf of BIOS, the HRPP Office is sending this important message. The Tissue Core (BIOS) is experiencing an unexpected and substantial staffing shortage due to COVID-19. 

Implementing Protocol Changes to Comply with Temporary Hold on Category 3 On-site Clinical Research

January 05, 2022
The temporary hold on Category 3 on-site clinical research at UCSF will require some research teams to deviate from their IRB-approved protocols (e.g., postpone study visits, conduct procedures remotely, etc.). In such cases, the Human Research Protection Program offers the following guidance:

IRB Winter Schedule 2021

December 17, 2021
Per the official UCOP holiday and winter calendar, the IRB office will observe the following closure dates:

New IRB Form for Key Study Personnel Changes

December 13, 2021
This was originally published on September 5, 2017 Need to revise the Key Study Personnel sections of your IRB application? The IRB has created a new “Personnel Changes” submission form and it is now available in iRIS. When do I use the Personnel Changes form? Use this form when the ONLY changes...

UCSF IRB Facilitates Transfer of UC-wide Dataset to NIH’s National COVID Cohort Collaborative’s Centralized Data Resource

December 06, 2021
As COVID cases increase and variants spread, researchers need access to a wide variety of data to better understand the disease. To make this possible, the National Institutes of Health awarded the University of California a $500,000 grant to gather the data and make it easily accessible.

Introducing the New HRPP Website

November 23, 2021
The HRPP website has a new look! The new site is designed to adhere to UCSF branding identity standards, meet the highest standards for web accessibility, and look great on all types of devices and browsers. What has changed

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