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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 irb@emory.edu.

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IRB Webinar on Emory HIPAA Policy Changes

On August 11, 2016, the Emory IRB and the Office of Compliance will deliver a webinar focused on explaining the changes in the Emory HIPAA policy affecting research studies. The presentation will last approximately 40 minutes, including time for questions and answers.  A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of past webinars, can be found in the Webinar's page.

New Version of Emory IRB Policies and Procedures


There is a new version of the Emory IRB Policies and Procedures.  Chapter 52 (Research with Children) was modified to align with changes in GA law involving HIV testing in minors without parents/legal authorized representative (LAR) permission.  Chapter 45 (LARs and Surrogate Consent) was also modified by adding additional groups of people who can serve as LAR for medical treatment. The new version date is July 1, 2016.

Changes to Required Clinical Research Training


You may have received a letter from Dr. Jeffrey Lennox, summarizing changes to the required training for researchers working on clinical trials. That training is now partially conducted via CITI, the same site that provides our IRB-required ethics training. However, until further notice, the IRB will still require your proof of completion to be uploaded in eIRB for new submissions, or upon request for staff added after initial approval. This is because the IRB often may not know which training/system to check for each individual, which is based on their role, their prior experience, and their training history (i.e. ELMS vs. CITI, or investigator vs. coordinator course). The Office for Clinical Research is the final arbiter. Questions about the changes to training requirements for clinical research should be directed to Bridget Strong at bstrong@emory.edu or 404-778-2975.

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