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2019 News


Update to Post Approval Monitoring Checklists

November 27, 2021
The Compliance Unit of the Northwestern Institutional Review Board (IRB) has made significant changes to the post approval monitoring checklists. Changes include the revision of current checklists and the release of three new supplemental checklists. MORE


eIRB+ Process Update: "Study Team Member" Only Modification

October 31, 2021
As a requirement of conducting human subjects research, the Northwestern University IRB requires all individuals to complete human subjects protection training and to re-certify every 3 years. In an effort to improve compliance with training requirements, we are implementing a change to “study team member” only personnel changes that receive automatic approval upon submission. MORE

Updated/New Social Behavioral Protocol Templates

October 21, 2021
The social behavioral protocol template for new studies (HRP-583) has been revised and the revised version is now posted on the IRB website. This revised version of the protocol for new social behavioral studies does NOT need to be used for studies that have already been reviewed by the IRB and for studies currently in the IRB review process. MORE


2019 News Announcement

September 27, 2021
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Study Support Resources and Templates

September 27, 2019
To encourage best practices, the Northwestern University Institutional Review Board (IRB) has created a variety of study support resources and templates to provide investigators with the resources needed to conduct human participant research. The tools were created to support investigators and their study teams in properly organizing paper or electronically maintained regulatory documentation and research data. MORE

Updated Social Behavioral Consent Templates

September 16, 2019
The Social-Behavioral consent template (HRP-582) has been significantly revised to better fit social-behavioral research. The revised version of HRP-582 contains instructions at the end on how to modify the final portion of the consent to fit verbal or online consent. MORE


Study Closure Guidance

July 12, 2019
The IRB has new guidance on when a study may be closed (that is, no longer requires IRB oversight). Although many minimal risk studies no longer require continuing review (unless the study is FDA-regulated), all non-exempt human research studies must still be closed in the eIRB+ system when they no longer require IRB oversight. MORE


Updated Data and Specimen Analysis Protocol Template

June 11, 2019
The IRB office has significantly revised HRP-1704, the protocol template for analysis of data and/or specimens, to make the template more user-friendly and collect more of the information that the IRB needs to process these types of studies efficiently. MORE


Updated Documents Available

March 25, 2019
The following documents have been updated: Per AAHRPP reaccreditation: - HRP-001 – SOP – Definitions - HRP-060 – SOP – Annual HRPP Evaluations MORE


Important Notice: Common Rule Implementation and Updated Guidance Documents/Templates Posted

January 22, 2019
As of January 21st, 2019, the revised Common Rule has taken effect. The changes to the regulations do not require immediate researcher action ––researchers should continue to follow their IRB approved protocols and the determinations made by the IRB as communicated in the determinations letters (i.e. related to submitting CRs, Mods, and RNIs), etc. MORE

Revised Memo re: New requirements for identifying funding source for IRB studies in eIRB+

January 19, 2019
Revised Memo re: New requirements for identifying funding source for IRB studies in eIRB+ What is changing? Effective January 19, 2019, the funding page in the eIRB+ application has been updated to require the submission preparer to select the InfoEd number (e.g., SP0054321) that corresponds to the grant or contract funding sponsored IRB studies. There will be no change to non-sponsored, or internally-funded studies. MORE

Updated SOP Document

January 11, 2019
HRP-052 – SOP Post-Review has been updated. Section 5.2 in Procedures was updated to add, “If a study is closed to enrollment, the consent form will not be stamped at the time of continuing review unless determined by the IRB Analyst that it is necessary”. MORE