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ERICA Updates

February 13th, 2017

Effective today, the following updates are active in the ERICA system:
  • The Study Location and Sponsors page of the IRB Application has been updated for improved collection of study location(s), including external locations.  The IRB has made these updates to clarify that sites, both internal and external, only need to be listed if the University of Utah Human Research Protection Program and/or IRB is involved in the oversight and/or approval of that site. If a location is supporting the research, but does not need IRB approval to cover their activities (i.e., the location is not ‘engaged in research’), the location should not be added as a site, but described on the Resources and Responsibilities page.
  • The UUHSC EDW Data Request Form is no longer required in order to request data from the EDW for use in research.  As such, the IRB application question regarding use of EDW data has been removed. Investigators must continue to ensure that their IRB application describes the data use in appropriate sections of the application, such as the Study Information and the Waiver of Consent/Authorization pages. The UUHSC EDW uses the approved IRB application to assess the appropriateness of research data requests and amendments to an IRB application may be needed if data is not appropriately or clearly described.  
  • ERICA is now able to stamp PDF versions of consent documents, but will continue to stamp DOC and DOCX versions as well.  The IRB still expects the standard revision tracking on any version of the consent document during the review process.  
If you have any questions, please contact the IRB at 801-581-3655 or irb@hsc.utah.edu
  • GCP Training Requirements

    Effective January 1, 2017, the University of Utah IRB requires clinical investigators and staff listed on an IRB application funded by the NIH to have both human subjects training and GCP training before an IRB application will be approved.

  • IRB Staff Telephone Availability Interruption

    The IRB office is currently undergoing construction. Several of our staff members have moved to temporary accommodations away from their desks and usual telephones while the remodel is under way.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    Please join us in welcoming our new Panel 4 Coordinator.

  • Delayed Pre-Review Timelines

    Due to new staff onboarding and training currently happening at the IRB, as well as a greater than usual amount of applications submitted in recent weeks, we are running several days behind schedule on pre-reviews for all applications.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are excited to welcome a new Administrator to the IRB.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are happy to welcome a new IRB Coordinator. We are also pleased to announce that Jessica Loayza has joined the Administrator team.

  • Delayed Pre-Review Timelines

    Due to new staff onboarding and training currently happening at the IRB, as well as a greater than usual amount of applications submitted in recent weeks, we are running several days behind schedule on pre-reviews for all applications.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We have added two new positions to the IRB.

  • IRB Staff Changes

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

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are happy to welcome a new IRB Administrator to the New Study pre-review team.

  • IRB Updates

    Due to F&A increase to 36.5%, the IRB fee schedule is changing for industry-sponsored new studies, continuing reviews, and amendments. The new IRB fee schedule will be effective on July 1, 2016.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    Please join us in welcoming our new IRB Clerk.

  • RDRC-HUS Workflow for Amendments

    Effective 5/1/2016, the RDRC-HUS will now review all amendments related to radiation use within the ERICA system.

  • IRB Staff Changes

    Please join us in welcoming our newest IRB Administrator.

  • IRB Updates

    All studies conducted at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City are now required to obtain approval from Shriners Hospital leadership before the IRB will issue final approval of the study.

  • Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy

    Beginning January 15, 2016, the conflict of interest review process for all New Study applications will include a review for Institutional Conflicts of Interest (ICoI).

Last Updated: 2/13/17