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  • November and December Meeting Dates: As is customary, the schedule for the IRB meeting dates changes during the months of November and December because of University holidays and the need to ensure quorum. The updated schedule is available on the Dates page. (Released 10/8/15)
  • Updated Application Facesheets: The Biomedical Research and Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Research Standard Application Facesheets have been updated to collect additional information requested by various entities including the University of California, Office of the President and other HRPP-collaborating offices. The additional information requested includes whether a study is a multicenter/multisite study, whether there is compensation for participation associated with the study, and whether international site(s) is/are associated with the study. In addition, the Biomedical Research Facesheets have been revised to include that the PRMC should be contacted if the study involves patients with cancer or are at a high risk of developing cancer during the study and changes to requested Funding information to more specifically indicate whether a study includes a commercial sponsor, which is Sponsor initiated or includes a Commercial sponsor, which is PI initiated. The updated Biomedical Research Facesheets can be found on the Biomedical Forms page and the updated SBS Research Facesheets can be found on the SBS Forms page. (Released 8/17/15)
  • Updated Fact Sheet and "Re-release" of SOPP: The Fact Sheet, Submitting an Amendment/Modification to a Research Plan (Protocol), has been updated to more specifically outline what is required when amending/modifying an approved study and when an amendment is considered incomplete and what may be done with incomplete requests. The UCSD IRB/HRPP Standard Operating Policy and Procedure, section 3.4, Informed Consent, is being "re-released" to remove redundant wording that was previously included. The re-released  SOPP was previously updated to address the definition of a witness, the use of interpreter, and short form consent procedures. The updated Fact Sheet can be found on the Fact Sheets page, and the "re-released" SOPP can be found on the SOPPs page. (Released 8/17/15)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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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