News & Announcements

  • SIRB Training Now Available Online

    The online version of the Single IRB (SIRB) training module is now available.

  • ERICA Updates

    Several changes have been made in the ERICA system.

  • Revised Requirements for Human Subjects Training

    The IRB’s training policy for Human Subject Research training and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training has been revised

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are pleased to announce that Hannah Owen has accepted the position of IRB Administrator.

  • SIRB Training Requirements

    Effective February 1, 2017, the University of Utah Human Research Protection Program requires investigators and staff performing research under a SIRB model to complete SIRB training before the research can be activated at the University of Utah.

  • 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).

  • IRB Staff Changes

    We are pleased to announce a new Coordinator for Panel 2.

  • ERICA Updates

    Effective Sunday, October 26, 2015, the ERICA system has been updated.

  • Updated Guidance for Genetic Research

    The IRB has updated the guidance on Genetic Research to add information on the topic of disclosure of incidental findings.

  • University of Utah HRPP Receives Reaccreditation from AAHRPP

    We are pleased to announce that the University of Utah Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) was awarded full reaccreditation by AAHRPP.

  • ERICA Updates

    Effective Sunday, May 24, 2015, the ERICA system has been updated.

  • IRB Updates

    The IRB will no longer require that the FDA Form 1572 be provided with submissions for investigational drug studies and the IRB will no longer consider new risks reported in updated IBs as possible unanticipated problems according to the IRB’s reporting policy.

  • Interim Policy on Institutional Conflicts of Interest (ICOI) Rule

    The University of Utah has implemented an interim rule for addressing institutional conflicts of interest, effective May 1, 2015.

  • Revised VA Consent and Authorization Templates

    The VA Consent and Authorization Templates have been updated in accordance with the November 12, 2014 version of VHA Handbook 1200.05.

  • IRB Staff Changes

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

  • 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.

  • VA Application and Administrative Review in ERICA

    The VA administrative review has been incorporated into ERICA's new study review process.

  • Revised Consent and Parental Permission Templates

    The IRB has updated a number of consent and parental permission document templates.

  • Changes to Tissue Banking Policy

    Due to changes in HIPAA regulation released in March 2013, participation in the tissue bank must be optional for treatment/intervention trials.

  • Completing the Sponsor Section in ERICA

    The IRB has reviewed studies where the sponsor section of the application is blank, even when the study has a sponsor.

  • Changes to Exempt Research Policy

    This policy change proposes one additional non-federal exemption category, and outlines the new Exemption Umbrella Protocol procedures.

  • IRB Updates

    Effective Monday, April 29, 2013, the ERICA system will be updated.

  • New IRB Coordinators

    The IRB is pleased to announce two new Coordinators have been selected!

  • IRB Staff Changes

    There will be several IRB staff changes in the coming weeks.

  • Increasing Fees for Industry-Sponsored Studies

    The IRB fee schedule for industry sponsored studies is changing.

  • IRB Updates

    Effective Monday, June 18, 2012, the ERICA system was updated.

  • FDA Inspection of the IRB

    The IRB was inspected by the FDA.

  • Protocol Summary Integration: FAQ

    Common problems or mistakes that can be avoided by study teams.

  • IRB Website Updates

    The University of Utah Institutional Review Board is excited to announce that the IRB website has been updated.

  • ERICA System Offline

    The ERICA system will be offline starting Friday, 1/20 at 12:00 PM until Monday, 1/23. Beginning 1/23/2012.

  • Protocol/Research Summary Forms

    The IRB recently announced that the information collected in the Protocol/Research Summary forms is being integrated into the ERICA new study application.