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

October 15, 2021
To: Investigators and Study Teams ​​​​​​​ 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.

September 2021 updates

September 17, 2021
Updates from the Human Research Protection Program The following notice provides updates regarding a new resource for writing exemplary IRB applications, consenting non-English speakers, electronic research signatures, and CITI training courses. New Resource: iRIS Application Samples

Updated IRB Review Fees Effective July 1st

July 08, 2021
What is Happening? IRB review fees are being increased on July 1st, 2021. This applies to studies that are industry-sponsored and studies from UCSF-affiliated entities. Why Must Fees Be Increased at This Time?

iRIS Maintenance Window - Tonight, Tuesday 5/25 8:30pm-11pm

June 07, 2021
The iRIS system will receive database updates tonight between 8:30pm and 11pm. The system will be available during this time, but users should avoid working in the system during this time to avoid losing work.

ACTION NEEDED: Affiliates with Access Requested Through the IRB

June 07, 2021
In August 2019, the UCSF IRB started transferring responsibility for request and maintenance of affiliate access to UCSF networks and applications back to the PI’s department. This change was made to enhance campus network security, ensure that people for whom affiliate access is being requested...

April 2021 Updated Electronic Consent Guidance & Memo for Sponsors

June 07, 2021
This is a follow up to the HRPP Bulletin sent on September 29, 2020. 

Updated Guidance re: Surrogate Certification for Research

June 07, 2021
Background: What Is a Surrogate?

Information Session on Availability of the FDA-compliant (“Part 11 compliant”) version of DocuSign: Tuesday March 23rd

June 07, 2021
Information Session on Availability of the FDA-compliant (“Part 11 compliant”) version of DocuSign: Tuesday March 23rd What is happening?

Updated Guidance and Letter to Investigators Regarding IRB Reporting Requirements for Protocol Deviations During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

February 16, 2021
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has updated the May 8, 2020 memo detailing IRB reporting requirements for protocol deviations made in response to COVID-19 and for adherence to the Office of Research Guidance for Onsite Clinical Research Activities.

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