What's New in 2014?

October 24, 2014

IRB Review Newsletter [PDF]

  • Accreditation (AAHRPP) Site Visit Announcement - January 21 - 23, 2015
  • Preparations and Education for Site Visit

September 24, 2014

IRB Review Newsletter [PDF]

  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy August 27, 2014
  • Recruitment Q & A: Modifications for new recruitment strategies
  • Retrospective and Prospective Record Review: IRB implications

August 22, 2014

IRB Review Newsletter [PDF]

  • Research Participant Satisfaction Survey
  • ORI Customer Service Feedback Form
  • Upcoming Annual Regional Human Subject Protection Conference

July 9, 2014


Due to upcoming changes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training access, all users should print copies of course completion reports for personal use and recordkeeping. Once we have transitioned to the new CITI access, the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) may not have the ability to provide courtesy copies of past course completion reports for users personal use in documenting training history for sponsors, grants, etc.

For details and instructions go to IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS for CITI USERS on ORI's Mandatory Human Subjects Protections Training web page.

June 11, 2014

IRB Review Newsletter [PDF]

  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) - Initiation of the Reaccreditation Process
  • IRB Member Recruitment
  • Additional Safeguards for Children Enrolled in FDA-Regulated Clinical Investigations
  • Upcoming Annual Regional Human Subject Protection Conference

April 10, 2014

Announcement - UK Surgical Consent Form

Please be advised that effective May 26, 2014, the tissue donation language highlighted on the surgical consent form CN-0002 will be removed.  There are now other consent options in place for the collection of tissue and specimen samples for research purposes (e.g., Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Research Registry and Specimen Bank).  If the IRB has granted a waiver of informed consent for your active research protocol based on surgery consent form CN-0002, please modify your protocol.  IRB protocol modification information and forms are available on the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) IRB Review Types web page.

If you have IRB protocol specific questions, contact ORI (859-257-9428) with the protocol number so that we may direct you to the appropriate ORI Professional Associate.

If you have general questions regarding the surgical consent form, please contact UK Associate General Counsel Shea Luna (859-323-1161, shea.luna@uky.edu).

March 7, 2014

IRB Review Newsletter [PDF]

  • NEW FAQ on Return of Research Results or Incidental Findings
  • Biobanking Informed Consent Resources
  • Upcoming OHRP Clinical Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH
  • ORI IRB Forms Update: Prompt Reporting Forms; Study Personnel Info
  • Save the Date - 16th Annual Regional Human Subject Protection Conference

March 7, 2014

University of Kentucky Specimen Banking/Repositories Informed Consent Resources [PDF]