Upcoming Education Opportunities

February 06, 2015
The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is offering several iRIS classes for researchers, staff, and students in the upcoming months. Please register using the links provided, or visit our website to view the full training calendar. Pre-registration is required.

HRPP Holiday Schedule 2014-2015

November 25, 2014
The office of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will be closed December 24th – January 2nd and re-opening on January 5th. Please note that due to the holidays, there are only 6 CHR meetings in December instead of the usual 8 meetings per month. Questions regarding the closure of the...

Moving to Mission Bay? How/When to Update Your CHR Study Materials

November 25, 2014
The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is on track to open in February 2015, which means many researchers will have a new address soon. Generally speaking, you do not need to submit a modification to CHR solely to update your location. Instead, update the study location in the following materials...

Do Not Use Chrome or IE 10+ When Working in iRIS

November 04, 2014
iRIS is extremely incompatible with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer version 10 and above.  The CHR has had reports of serious issues resulting from use of these browsers, including irretrievable loss of data (even after saving) and the disappearance of key buttons in iRIS. These issues have...

Changes Affecting New Studies

May 02, 2014
On April 4, 2014 we announced the start of a Lean process improvement project for Committee on Human Research’s (CHR) office to improve the application and approval process for new studies. Details about the project are available on the project website.

Minimum Submission Standards Implemented

May 02, 2014
As part of the IRB process improvement project analysis, we discovered that poorly-prepared submissions negatively impacted the review and approval times of well-prepared submissions by diverting significant time and resources to a small fraction of poorly prepared submissions. Consequently, the...

Changes to CHR Forms in iRIS

April 11, 2014
The CHR has published minor changes to the Study Application, Initial Review Submission Packet Form, the Modification Form, the Continuing Review Form, the Protocol Violation/Incident Reporting Form and the Adverse Event Reporting Form. Changes by form and section are: Study Application Form “...

CHR Process Improvement Project: Letter to campus from AVC, Ethics and Compliance

April 04, 2014
Click on the link to view a PDF version of the letter to campus from AVC, Ethics and Compliance about the CHR Process Improvement Process.

Upcoming Changes Affecting Studies Involving CTSI CRS Centers or Services

January 24, 2014
Effective Monday, February 3, 2014, the following three changes affecting studies involving CTSI CRS Centers or Services will be implemented:

Bulletins from 2012

December 31, 2012
Review archived announcements from 2012, including bulletins on these topics:   Relying on Western IRB Research Online to Be Decommissioned December 31, 2012 UCSF Treatment and Compensation for Injury Consent Form Paragraph Updated Holiday Schedule Announcement (October)