News & Announcements

This page offers news-worthy topics, helpful regulatory tips, and updates to IRB/ORI policy, procedures, and guidelines for IRB Members and others involved in human research. Note: Due to the nature of web page evolution, some links may be broken.

August 12, 2020

The IRB Review Newsletter [HTML]

In this issue:

  • Expedited IRB Review for Individual Patient Compassionate Use
  • COVID-19 Human Research Protocols
  • Upcoming ORI Office Hours

Please note: Individuals conducting human subjects research must review and comply with the requirements of the VPR’s Resumption of Research Phased Plan before initiating or resuming any in-person research.


June 12, 2020

The IRB Review Newsletter [HTML]

In this issue: 

  • Applying the UK Resumption of Research Plan to Human Subject Research
  • Consolidated Guide for Submitting and Conducting COVID-19 Human Research
  • Revised "UK ORI Best Practice for Remote Informed Consent Guide"
  • IRB Member Spotlight: IRB Members Dr. Hay Avasarala and Dr. Avinash Bhakta featured in recent UKNOW articles
  • Upcoming ORI Office Hours

May 1, 2020

The IRB Review Newsletter [HTML]

In this issue:

  • COVID-19 Research Announcement
  • COVID-19 Informed Consent Options
  • NEW Online Training Opportunities!
  • Other Online Training Opportunities
  • Upcoming ORI Office Hours

January 22, 2020

The IRB Review Newsletter [HTML]

In this issue:

  • Revised Common Rule: Efficiencies Experienced
  • Road to Re-accreditation
  • Upcoming ORI Office Hours

January 20, 2020

Important Information

As of January 20, 2020, According to the Revised Common Rule’s Cooperative Research Provision (45 CFR 46.114), all institutions located in the United States that are engaged in cooperative research conducted or supported by a Common Rule department or agency must rely upon approval by a Single IRB for the portion of the research conducted in the United States. For further information, click here.