Impact of a federal government shutdown on research

MESSAGE FROM RANDY MOSES, INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH Congress ended the three-day federal government shutdown on Monday, January 22, 2018,  by passing a stopgap bill that keeps federal funds flowing through February 8. However, there remains the possibility that we could face another shutdown. We do not expect that another brief shutdown will have a major impact on …

New Online Risk Assessment Tool Launches November 1

The Office of Research and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety are launching a new user-friendly web-based tool for conducting risk-based assessments – the Online Risk Assessment Tool (ORAT). The ORAT will replace the existing Occupational Health Registry on November 1, 2017. Because it is important that you understand the potential risks associated with your research or job-related duties …

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about the CITI refresher training course, zoonotic fact sheets for working with sheep, ULAR environmental enrichment program, IACUC policy updates, reminders for semiannual inspections and manual reporting of animal numbers and also includes helpful e-Protocol tips. Full …

IRB Training for Graduate Students

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The session will focus on the following key topics: Understanding why we have an IRB process Exploring types of research and levels of review Reviewing application components Tips for successful application completion Finding out where to go for help …

Research Recruitment and Participant Compensation

The Office of Responsible Research Practices, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, College of Optometry, and Office of Sponsored Programs are offering a workshop on participant recruitment and compensation.  The workshop will: Review recruitment methods and considerations Discuss participant compensation and how to select the best option Discuss administrative requirements to pay participants and monitor compensation The workshop will be …

Amendments and Buck-IRB Workshop

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering an advanced workshop on amendments to approved human subjects research and the Buck-IRB system. The session will: Describe the amendment process Review relevant HRPP policies and regulations Provide guidance and tips on amendment submission via Buck-IRB Explain how to expedite the amendment screening and review …

New CITI GCP Course Available for SBS Researchers

A new Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course is now available for social and behavioral sciences researchers engaged in clinical trials of drugs, devices, biologics, and/or behavioral interventions.  The CITI Good Clinical Practices for Social and Behavioral Researchers course supports the NIH policy issued September 16, 2016 stating that NIH-funded investigators and staff “who are involved in the conduct, oversight, …

Updates to the Buck-IRB system

New updates to the Buck-IRB submission system go live on June 21, 2017. Several foundational changes are included in this update to prepare for future enhancements to Buck-IRB’s management of collaborative research projects. While other changes are being implemented, the majority will occur behind the scenes with little or no direct impact on investigators. The following features are incorporated in …

Human Subjects Research Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

The most recent edition of the “Human Subjects Research Newsletter” is now available on the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IRB Newsletters webpage.  The new issue features information on SMART IRB, Common Rule changes, CITI training additions, event reporting guidance, and more. Human Subjects Research Newsletter – Summer 2017 For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained …