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If you are a new investigator at Emory, please review this guidance. In addition, you can 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?

Emory IRB Webinar

On April 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm, the Emory IRB will present a webinar entitled "All Things Reliance 2.0: Single IRB Frequently Asked Questions." 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.

Emory IRB to Upgrade eIRB System!

Emory will be investing in an improved electronic IRB system, and the development project launched in February.

  • The project will be intensive - so please bear with our staff as we attend many design sessions.
  • The end result should be streamlined submission forms for investigators, less busy-work for reviewers, as well as less burden on the IRB staff and IT to maintain the system over time.
  • We hope to launch by the end of this calendar year. 

Happily for researchers...

  • the platform is from the same vendor as our current system (Huron, same as for the new eIACUC system), so will look relatively familiar to you, thus easing the transition later this year.

Meanwhile, we'll try to keep up our same level of service, but you may notice some periodic delays from analysts who are involved in the design and testing effort.

This is the first major system overhaul we've done, and we hope it will keep us in good stead for years to come!

 More details and archived items on the Past News and Email Blasts page