News & Announcements

April 24, 2017 - 10:05am
As you were previously notified, the reliance agreement process was under review for the purpose of conducting a needs assessment. At this time we are happy to notify everyone that the process has been updated and is now ready for rollout. We now have a dedicated webpage for Reliance Agreements, that includes information for when the NU IRB is the IRB of Record and when the NU IRB cedes review to another IRB. Read More »
April 17, 2017 - 10:18am
Maintenance to eIRB+ scheduled for this weekend is postponed. Read More »
April 5, 2017 - 1:15pm
The template for the Biomedical Informed Consent Document has been updated. Details can be found by clicking here: Read More »
February 9, 2017 - 3:49pm
Guidance FAQs offer practical tips for assuring adherence to the requirements of the federal regulations. Read More »
January 19, 2017 - 1:24pm
The U.S. DHHS and 15 other federal agencies issued a final rule to update regulations that safeguard individuals who participate in research. Most provisions in the new rule will go into effect in 2018. Read More »
January 18, 2017 - 10:10am
Northwestern University has been awarded the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program’s (AAHRPP) highest distinction. Read More »
December 22, 2016 - 10:05pm
We wanted to provide an update regarding the internal review of the external IRB review process. Some of the changes that have been made are that all reliance agreements are initially processed by the IRB Education Specialist and then reviewed/signed by the NU IRB Executive Director. Read More »
December 16, 2016 - 6:22am
As communicated in the below announcement from President Schapiro, Northwestern University will be closed beginning December 23, 2016. The University will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The Office of the IRB, including both Evanston and Chicago campuses, will be closed on December 27, 28, and 29, 2016 as outlined in the memo. These days will be in addition to the already scheduled University holidays of December 23, 26 and 30, 2016 and January 2, 2017. Read More »
December 14, 2016 - 9:32am
As communicated in February 2016, Northwestern’s COI in Research Policy applies to any research involving human research participants, regardless of funding source. Important impacts of that policy expansion include formal COI review of every PI and co-investigator named on a protocol submitted to Northwestern’s IRB. Read More »
November 11, 2016 - 6:40am
In preparation for the upcoming NIH Single IRB mandate scheduled to be implemented in May of 2017, we are currently undergoing a review of the external IRB process, including Institutional Authorization Agreements. Read More »
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