Other Human Research Review Committees
Effective December 31, 2011, the UK IRB is no longer the IRB of record for the VA. Any research that involves VA patients, facilities, and/or monies must be reviewed and approved by the VA IRB. For more information on conducting research at the VA, please contact Keith Trumbauer at (859) 233-4511 extension 5947 or email him at Keith.Trumbauer@va,gov.
If proposing a study involving cancer research, in your E-IRB application, under IRB Application Sections, go to the Research Attributes section, and click "Cancer Research", the click the "Save Research Attributes" button. If the study involves cancer research, ORI will provide a copy of the research protocol to the Markey Cancer Center (MCC) Protocol Review Monitoring Committee (PRMC). The MCC PRMC is responsible for determining whether the study meets the National Cancer Institute (NCI) definition of a clinical trial and for issuing documentation to the investigator which confirms either that PRMC approval has been obtained or that PRMC review is not required.
The IRB application will be processed and reviewed independently from the PRMC review.
Visit the MCC Research Network for contacts and information on cancer research and additional review requirements for cancer-related clinical trials by the MCC PRMC.