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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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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

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.

IRB Webinar Reportable Events at Continuing Review: What do I need to submit to the IRB?

On October 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm, the Emory IRB will deliver a webinar focused on Reportable Events at Continuing Review: What do I need to submit to the IRB? 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.

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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