News & Announcements

June 20, 2018 - 3:35pm
Dear Research Community, The IRB Office is excited to announce the following staffing changes that have occurred over the past several months: Read More »
June 8, 2018 - 10:18am
GDPR went into effect May 25, 2018 and is a legislation of the European Union that protects “natural persons” with regard to the processing of personal data and the transfer of that data. Read More »
January 24, 2018 - 11:58am
As you were previously notified, the Northwestern University IRB Office has been diligently working to have a process in place for implementing the NIH Single IRB policy at our institution. At this time we are pleased to notify the research community that the first phase of implementation is ready for rollout. Read More »
January 18, 2018 - 2:57pm
The Department of Health and Human Services along with 15 other federal departments and agencies have delayed by six months the effective date and compliance date of the revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (also known as the Common Rule) to July 19, 2018. Read More »
January 12, 2018 - 9:31am
Please note the eIRB+ system will undergo a software upgrade in order to incorporate functionality to comply with revised federal regulations (effective date January 19, 2018), the NIH Single IRB policy (effective date January 25, 2018) and other system improvements. Read More »
January 5, 2018 - 3:53pm
Please note the eIRB+ system will undergo a software upgrade in order to incorporate functionality to comply with the revised federal regulations (effective date January 19, 2018), the NIH Single IRB policy (effective date January 25, 2018) and other system improvements. Read More »
December 21, 2017 - 2:35pm
Northwestern University will be closed beginning December 22, 2017. The University will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The Office of the IRB, including both Evanston and Chicago campuses, will be closed on December 26, 27, and 28, 2017. These days will be in addition to the already scheduled University holidays of December 22, 25 and 29, 2017 and January 1, 2018. Read More »
December 18, 2017 - 3:48pm
Effective January 19, 2018 there are revised federal regulations for IRB review of research. To reflect the changes to the regulations governing the protection of participants in research, the IRB office has revised the protocol and consent templates. Read More »
November 1, 2017 - 3:46pm
On January 25, 2018 the NIH Single IRB policy will become effective. This means that NIH-funded multi-site studies (i.e., conducted at more than one U.S. site with the same protocol) involving non-exempt human subjects research must use a single IRB of record (sIRB). This policy applies to all competing grant applications (new, renewal, revision, or resubmission) with submission dates on or after January 25, 2018 and requires a plan describing the use of a sIRB for the study. Read More »
October 19, 2017 - 8:37am
The IRB Office will be closed for the 10th Annual Keren Patricia Dimah IRB Member Retreat this Friday, October 20th. The office will re-open on Monday, October 23, 2017. If there are any urgent items, please contact irb@northwestern.edu. Read More »
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