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eNews re: IRB Review, February 1, 2013

Feb 12, 2013 at 1:46pm

Exempt Wizard

The University of Washington, along with a number of other institutions, has chosen to participate in a demonstration run by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) of an electronic "wizard" that will allow investigators to "self-determine" if their project requires review by an IRB or if it meets the federal definitions of exempt. To obtain sufficient data to test the efficacy of the demonstration, each institution has been requested to ask a limited set of researchers that have had recently reviewed projects to complete the "wizard."

Learn more about this project in our eNews.

New Pilot Program: Committee J

When an application is submitted to our office, it goes directly to a minimal risk or full board committee depending on the box checked on the application. When a study is inaccurately or inadvertently submitted to the wrong type of committee, it goes through initial review and then must be transferred to the appropriate committee. This transfer process slows down review considerably. We are piloting a new project to make this process more efficient by combing a minimal risk committee and a full board committee into one committee J/EJ.

New and Revised Documents

Read our online eNews to see which documents were updated to align with the new FCOI rules

HSD Quick Tips

In this edition of eNews, we discuss when you need to notify the IRB that you are dropping a procedure.