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  • Updated IRB/HRPP Stamp-of-Approval: The IRB/HRPP stamp-of-approval has been updated to a smaller, more square stamp. The HRPP Office will use the updated stamp beginning June 1, 2015. (Released 5/29/2015)
  • Change In Fee Schedule for Commercially Sponsored Clinical Trials: For agreements submitted June 1, 2015 or later, there will be a change in the fee schedule for UCSD IRB review of commercially sponsored clinical trials to reflect a flat rate of $3402 for an initial review and $3402 for each 10-year resubmission (treated as a "new" project review by the IRB) and $1260 for each annual continuing review. More information can be found on the HPPP Fact Sheet, "Institutional Review Board (IRB) Fees for Commercially Sponsored Projects" located here. (Released 5/22/2015)
  • New Fact Sheet, EBP/QA/QI Projects: A new Fact Sheet has been created regarding submission and review of evidence based practice (EBP), quality assurance (QA), and quality improvement (QI) projects. The new Fact Sheet can be found on the Fact Sheets page. (Released 11/24/14)
  • Updated SOPPs: UCSD IRB/HRPP Standard Operating Policies and Procedures (SOPP), sections 1.3, 2.1, 3.10, and 3.21 have been updated. Section 1.3, Review and Updating SOPPs, was revised to reflect additional procedures for approving updated SOPPs. Section 2.1, Composition of IRBs, was revised to include updated wording regarding definition of "quorum." Section 3.10, Expedited Review, was revised to define "retrospective" and procedures associated with amending a project with a retrospective review of records. Section 3.21, IRB Oversight by Non-UCSD "Centralized" IRBs, was revised to add procedures for using Quorum Review IRB oversight. The updated SOPPs can be found on the SOPPs page. (Released 10/10/14)
  • "New" IRB Committee: The UCSD HRPP now supports six federally registered IRBs, five Biomedical IRBs including one IRB that specializes in pediatric projects and the "new" IRB that specializes in oncology projects as well as one Social and Behavioral Sciences IRB. The meeting dates for Committees can be found on the Dates page. (Released 10/8/14)
  • One-on-One Advising Sessions: The HRPP is introducing 15-minute, One-on-One advising sessions. These sessions will be done once a month and are designed for investigators, study staff, and students conducting research involving human subjects to obtain guidance from HRPP staff. For more information, please see the Training page. (Released 3/18/13)
  • Secondary Use of Existing Data/Specimens Requires IRB Approval or Certificate of Exemption Reminder: Investigators and study staff are reminded that the secondary use of existing data/specmens including review of existing medical records, student records, accessing computer databases that have been produced from previous studies, etc., requires IRB approval or Certification of Exemption from IRB review. For more information about this, please see the HRPP Fact Sheet, Research Involving the Use of Existing Data/Specimens. (Released 11/28/12)
  • Submitting Documents to the IRB/HRPP Reminder: The IRB/HRPP does not accept study-related documents by e-mail. All documents must be uploaded to the appropriate project number through "My Protocols at a Glance" using e-IRB services on the HRPP website or may be provided hard copy only if the document requires the signature of the PI, Department Chair and/or Submitter. Or if a copy of the stamped, approved consent/assent that is currently in use is being provided for Continuing Review. If the PI has appropriate means to convert each document into a PDF, such as a document scanner, then each document can be submitted via the web. (Released 8/24/2012)
  • HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) information for researchers. Details here...
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