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If you are a new investigator at Emory, we encourage you to make an appointment with the IRB to take stock of your studies and prepare a plan for a smooth transfer of your research projects. Please visit the About page for general contact information and a list of IRB staff, or send us an email at

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What's New at the IRB?

New Pediatric Institute in Effect September 1, 2018

As part of the transition, Children's Healthcare and Emory University have developed a revised IRB reliance agreement. For more information about how collabortative reserach involving both institutions is impacted, please see the News page and watch the overview webinar.

Give NIH your feedback on rules for Basic Science that meets their definition of “clinical trial” 

The NIH issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on the standards NIH should use in assuring adequate registration and results information reporting for the subset of studies that meet NIH’s definition of a clinical trial and that focus on basic research. They are referring to these studies as “prospective basic science studies involving human participants.” See this short NIH blog post for more details.

Emory IRB Webinar on Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute Overview

On September 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm, the Emory IRB will host Sarah Marie Huban (Director of Research Administration at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) who will co-present a webinar entitled: "Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute Overview". The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, including time for questions and answers for representatives of both institutions. A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of past webinars, can be found on the Webinars page of the IRB website.

 More details and archived items on the News page