News & Announcements Archives

October 2, 2017 - 4:29pm
On September 7, 2017, NIH issued its Notice of Changes to NIH Policy for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality which was effective October 1, 2017. Read More »
September 25, 2017 - 9:36am
Following an extensive national search, Nathalia Henry will be joining the Office of Research as the new Executive Director of the Institutional Review Board Office (IRB Office). Nathalia comes to Northwestern from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) where she served as the Research Associate Compliance Officer and Human Protections Administrator for the past 4 years. Read More »
August 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
With the “final phase of implementation” looming for new mandates related to NIH-supported clinical trials, Michael Lauer, the agency’s deputy director, has explained how investigators will know whether the requirements apply to their research. In his Aug. 11 post on the “Open Mike” blog, Lauer stated that the initiatives are “aimed at improving the quality and transparency” of clinical trials. Read More »
August 14, 2017 - 9:01am
Please join us on Wednesday, August 16th on the Chicago Campus for our monthly brown bag session. Read More »
August 2, 2017 - 8:37am
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training took effect January 1, 2017. This policy establishes the expectation that all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Read More »
June 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
The IRB Office on both campuses will be closed Tuesday, July 4, to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Read More »
May 25, 2017 - 3:54pm
The IRB Office on both campuses will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Read More »
May 2, 2017 - 10:38am
The eIRB+ system will be offline this weekend. Plan Accordingly! Read More »
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 5, 2017 - 1:15pm
The template for the Biomedical Informed Consent Document has been updated. Details can be found by clicking here: Read More »
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