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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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What's New at the IRB?

New Version of Emory IRB Policies and Procedures (version 12/5/2017)

We have posted a new version of our Policies and Procedures.  This version include changes to chapters discussing HIPAA policy for research (to align with Emory Policy changes); expanded access (to align with FDA current guidance); Investigator Qualifications (revised requirements for CITI training for non-Emory collaborators); entering in agreements with other institutions following recent NIH guidance, as well as other changes to align with GA Law (e.g. LAR updates).  For questions about these changes, please email Maria Davila at maria.davila@emory.edu

Changes in ICF/HIPAA Template (version 10/17/2017)

We have updated our ICF/HIPAA templates to include Certificate of Confidentiality language and a comment specific to the risk section.  For questions about these changes, please email Maria Davila at maria.davila@emory.edu

News About NIH-Funded Human Subjects Research

Effective October 1, 2017, all NIH-funded research meeting certain criteria, that was commenced or ongoing on or after December 13, 2016, is deemed to be issued a Certificate of Confidentiality (CoC) via a new NIH policy. (Previously, researchers had to proactively apply to the NIH for a CoC.) If your study has newly been granted a CoC as a result of this change in policy, please view the latest IRB Update for more information on necessary action to update study subjects with the CoC consent addendum, also available in Spanish.

2017 IRB Holiday Meeting Schedule

The IRB meeting schedule has been revised to accommodate university holidays. The updated schedule for November and December, with revised meeting dates noted with an asterisk (*) can be found on our Meeting Schedule page.

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