Plain Language Consent Template

October 11, 2023
New! Plain Language Consent Form Template + Companion Document: Implementation Deadline for New Studies is November 15th, 2023

June 30, 2023 Deadline: “Abandoned Draft” Clean-up Project

June 29, 2023
This is a reminder to take immediate action on any new study applications that are still in Draft mode and haven’t been revised since June 30th, 2022.

Updates from the Human Research Protection Program: May 2023

May 22, 2023
  New: “Abandoned Draft” Clean-up Project

IRB Guidance and Consent Form Language re: 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Policy

February 02, 2023
As mentioned in previous announcements (July and December), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) now requires all researchers seeking grant funds that result in the generation of scientific data to submit a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) plan as a condition of funding. This policy applies to...

IRB Winter Schedule 2022

December 19, 2022
Per the official UCOP holiday and winter calendar, the IRB office will observe the following closure dates:

Recap of 2022 guidance

December 07, 2022
Updates from the Human Research Protection Program This notice provides end-of-year updates on new guidance and materials, reminders about submissions, and announcements on what’s coming in 2023.

Pre-visit COVID-19 testing no longer required for research participants

December 06, 2022
Posted on behalf of VCR Hal Collard and Payam Nahid, Director, Clinical Trials Operations Dear Colleagues, You may be aware from recent UCSF Health communications from Chief Clinical Officer Josh Adler, MD that as of November 21, UCSF Health no longer requires COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic...

Reminder to close inactive external IRB-reviewed studies in iRIS

December 02, 2022
Please read this message if you have studies that are reviewed by an external IRB (any IRB other than UCSF’s IRB). These studies are identifiable in iRIS by any one of the following “IRB Study Status” designations:

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...