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2022 News

June

New Guidance Announcement: Incident Assessment Tool

June 9, 2022
The Incident Assessment Tool is a new IRB Office guidance tool that assists the Principal Investigator in determining if an incident that occurs meets the IRB reporting criteria and how to robustly document the incident and any corrective/preventive measures.

May

Staff Announcements: May 2022

May 6, 2022
We are pleased to announce the following IRB Office staff announcements: Angela May Baumgartner as Lead IRB Compliance Analyst, Compliance and Education Team; Katie Wright as IRB Analyst, Social and Behavioral Team; and Candy Melara as IRB Analyst, Biomedical Team.

April

Monthly Website Update: April 2022

April 12, 2022
Guidance for Determining Engagement in Human Research at Northwestern University and Affiliated Institutions and Use of Northwestern University IRB Services Policies were published this month.

March

Staff Announcement: New IRB Reliance Manager

March 28, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Marcella Cooks will assume the role of IRB Reliance Manager, which is a new leadership position within Northwestern University’s IRB Office. 

Staff Announcement: New Associate Director, IRB Operations

March 24, 2022
After a 3-month long nationwide search with a diverse candidate slate of high-caliber applicants, we are pleased to announce that effective Monday March 14th, 2022 that Lisa Linn will assume the inaugural role of Associate Director, IRB Operations for Northwestern University’s IRB Office.

Staff Announcement: New Associate Director, IRB Compliance and Reliance

March 24, 2022
After a 3-month long nationwide search and with a diverse candidate slate of high-caliber applicants, we are pleased to announce that Piper Hawkins-Green will assume the inaugural role of Associate Director, IRB Compliance and Reliance for Northwestern University’s IRB Office.

February

Monthly Website Update: February 2022

February 28, 2022
Post-Approval Monitoring Checklists were updated in February 2022 and a new Minors Acting as Research Study Team Members Policy is now available.

January

COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Memo

January 27, 2022
Researchers proposing to list COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing as part of eligibility criteria must provide scientific justification in order to add this requirement to any research study.