New Common Rule update

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 5:01pm
The three burden-reducing provisions from the new Common Rule (45 CFR 46) have been officially approved to be implemented on or after July 19th, 2018. The IRB is still determining if and how these changes will be implemented at the University. For...

IRBIS unavailable Friday 3/23/18

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:59am
IRBIS will be unavailable for most of the day on Friday 3/23/18 due to maintenance. Please take this into consideration when submitting your IRB proposals.

IRB submissions - Possible processing delays

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 5:39pm
Hello, At this time of year, we are usually seeing an increase in IRB submissions. Unfortunately, we will be operating on reduced staff for the next 6 to 8 weeks. As a result, there will likely be an increase in the turnaround time for your IRB...

Final Rule delayed!

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:56am
The Final Rule implementation has been delayed until July 19, 2018.  At this time, there will be no changes to our current IRB policies and procedures. We will keep you updated on any future changes to the Final Rule and how this will impact...

IRB submissions - Processing delays due to holidays

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:59am
Hello, Any non-exempt IRB submissions after 12/15/17 at 4:00pm will not be reviewed until January 2018. We will continue to review and process exempt IRB studies, but due to the holiday closure, some of these submissions may also see delays in...

Update On Final Rule Announcement

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:11am
The Final Rule Implementation date remains January 20th, 2018; however, the Trump Administration has not reviewed the changes as of yet. So while the Final Rule is published on the Federal Register, all changes are on hold until the administration...
Hello, Any submission submitted in IRBIS after noon on Friday 11/3/17 may have their review delayed up to a week. We will try to process any submissions as soon as we can, and should be back to the normal review schedule on 11/13/17. Thank you for...

New Staff in the Office of Research Protections!

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:24pm
We are pleased to announce Dennis Gabriels has joined our office as Compliance Coordinator.  Dennis comes to us by way of Albany, NY where his previous position involved federal housing regulatory compliance.  Dennis will assist with IRB...

IRB Turnaround update

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 1:08pm
The IRB Office is experiencing a high volume of requests for review and we are training a new staff member.  Please note expected IRB turnaround is currently 7-10 calendar days for exempt, 10-14 for expedited.  Full Board reviews are based...

Change in IRB Chair

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
The Office of Research Protections announces a change in Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Dr. Lisa Curtin is stepping down after 17 years of service on the IRB.  We are grateful for her support and wish her well.  Dr....


Director of Research Protections
Robin Tyndall

Assistant Director of Research Protections
Monica Molina

Assistant Director of IACUC and IBC Programs
Shante' Mathes

Compliance Coordinator
Dennis Gabriels

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