New to Emory?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New at the IRB?
IRB Webinar on the NPRM changes to the Common Rule
On October 8 at 12:00 pm (Noon), the Emory IRB will deliver a concise webinar on the NPRM changes to the Common Rule. The presentation will be about 15 to 20 minutes long with a live question and answer session afterwards. A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of each webinar, will be available on the Webinars page.
Not Human Subjects Research Determination Outage
A technical error with the NHSR Determination webform led to an outage between 9/14 and 9/18. If you submitted a request between those days and have not received a response, please re-submit at your earliest convenience.
Policies and Procedures Update
The IRB P&P's have been slightly updated to clarify the independece of the IRB's decisions with regards to other institutional officials.
IRB Webinar on Collaborative Research
On September 10 at 12:00 pm (Noon), the Emory IRB will deliver a concise webinar on collaborative research considerations. The presentation will be about 35 to 45 minutes long with a live question and answer session afterwards. A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of each webinar, are available on the Webinars page.
Informed Consent Template Update
The IRB's ICF/HIPAA templates have been updated to include a small new section prompting for the insertion of language regarding certificates of confidentiality, genetic research, incidental findings, and other topics. As these topics are not applicable to all studies, the language has placed on a separate document for modular use. In addition to the creation of the modular language, the signature page has been re-formatted for clarity and style. Study teams are not required to update their consent forms to the new templates, provided they already have language in their consent documents adequately covering things like genetic research, certificates of confidentiality, etc. The new version date for the Emory Biomedical, Grady, CHOA, and SJHA consent documents is 7-20-2015.