IRB News 2013

08/16/2013: Telephone script

New guide on how to write a "Telephone script" for recruiting subjects IRB-01 is pleased to offer a guide for researchers to use when writing "telephone scripts" for recruiting subjects. This guide provides the structure and information that the IRB needs in order to approve your phone script. The guide can be found on the...

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07/18/2013: IRB-01 Stats

07/18/2013 IRB-01 Stats IRB-01 annually processes over 700 new studies and 10,000 submissions. The PowerPoint below shows how long it took IRB-01 to review new studies for thefirst half of 2013. It also provides data over the the same period for the prior two years, along with some comparison data from other institutions. /stats/stats062013final.pps IRB-01...

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07/11/2013: Guidelines for PI Qualifications & Student Roles

07/11/2013: Office of Research announces Guidelines for PI Qualifications & Student Roles This morning the Vice President for Research, Dr. David Norton, announced new qualifications for (1) Principal Investigators conducting human subjects research and (2) student roles. The memo stated: Working with the three UF IRB’s (IRB-01, 02, 03), faculty stakeholders, and research deans in...

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05/09/2013: Cumulative Deviation Table revised

05/09/2013: Important Continuing Review change: Cumulative Deviation Table revised IRB-01 has determined that the Cumulative Deviation Table submitted with Continuing Reviews needed to include not only minor deviations as it has in the past, but also major deviations. As a result the form has been updated to include all deviations along with a column to...

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05/09/2013: July 2013 meeting dates and deadlines changed

05/09/2013: July 2013 meeting dates and deadlines changed! Due to the July 4th holiday, IRB-01 has decided to reschedule the full Board meetings this July to the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. As a result the meeting dates and deadlines have changed. Please note this as you prepare to submit full Board items...

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05/08/2013: URGENT change to all banking studies

05/08/2013: URGENT change to all banking studies The Privacy Office and IRB have determined that our banking consent and storage of tissue informed consent addendum need to be revised to better comply with the HITECH ACT (ie: the recent update to the HIPAA rule). In particular, after March 26th 2013 HITECH requires research consent forms...

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04/12/2013: myIRB Technical Assistance Hotline & Email

04/12/2013: Technical Assistance Hotline & Email The myIRB team is pleased to announce that we have a Technical Assistance hotline and dedicated email address: (352) 294-3070 myirbtech-l@lists.ufl.edu myIRB Technical Assistance is intended to help users with computer related issues such as: Using the VPN to access myIRB when you are logging in outside of the...

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01/17/2013: Training Database

01/17/2013: Training Database The Office of Research has prepared a web based query that allows department administrators to look up training completion records for individuals in their department. Link: http://my.research.ufl.edu/Applications/Compliance/Training.aspx This link may only be used by UF employees with the following PeopleSoft roles: UF_GM_PROPOSALS UF_GM_CORE UF_GM_MANAGER UF_GM_DSR RES-DSR-ADMIN RES-DNN-Research-Deans RES-DNN-PROTOCOL-READ RES-RESEARCH-SUPPORT NOTE: If you...

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01/11/2013: Mandatory Training

01/11/2013: Mandatory Training As you should know IRB-01’s Mandatory Training went into effect this past Monday January 7th, 2013. This requirement was announced by the VP for Research, Dr. David Norton, on 10/31/12 (/irb01/news.htm#training). We thank the hundreds of researchers who have diligently completed the training. If you have not completed the training, please review...

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