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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?

eIRB Briefly Offline Again on Friday 11/2/2018 at 5:00 PM

eIRB will be down for maintenance beginning at 5:00 PM on Friday, November 2, 2018 to finish updates in preparation for the 2018 Common Rule. The system is expected to be available again around 12:00 AM on Saturday morning. Users are advised to save all work and exit the system prior to 5 PM to avoid losing any work. After that time, a login will be unavailable until it is safe to reenter the system.

Emory IRB Webinar: Common Rule Implementation and Emory (part 1 of 2)

On October 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm, the Emory IRB will present part one of a two-part webinar series entitled: "Common Rule Implementation and Emory". The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes, including time for questions and answers. A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of past webinars, can be found on the Webinars page of the IRB website. Part two of the series will be presented on November 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm and will follow the same format.

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 collaborative research 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.

 More details and archived items on the News page