Use of External Research Nurses

August 13th, 2014

The IRB has received several requests to allow the use of external research nurses who have contracted with a study sponsor to conduct research procedures with participants in their homes. The external research nurses would report to the local site PI in order to conduct procedures with locally enrolled participants.

In these cases, the external research nurses are considered to be engaged in research and require IRB approval for their activities.  However, because they are external to the University of Utah and have contracted with the study sponsor, the University of Utah IRB approval does not cover their activities.  If you wish to use external research nurses with any of your existing or upcoming research projects, you must provide documentation of IRB approval for the external research nurses before the University of Utah IRB will approve this for your projects.  

  • Forms for Conducting Research at the VA

    Researchers conducting procedures at the Salt Lake City VA need to be aware of the additional administrative forms that may be required in addition to the IRB application.

  • Use of External Research Nurses

    The IRB has received several requests to allow the use of external research nurses who have contracted with a study sponsor to conduct research procedures with participants in their homes.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are pleased to welcome a new Coordinator to the IRB.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    Yan "Kiki" Wai, IRB Coordinator for Panel 2, has left the IRB. We are pleased to announce that Chantyl Staheli has been selected as the new IRB Coordinator for Panel 2.

  • Additional Exemption Categories

    The IRB is introducing Exemption Categories 8-11 as additional non-federal categories.