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May 14, 2018 - Clinical Research Resource Feasibility Assessment ToolThe University of Pennsylvania Office of Clinical Research has released a new tool for those conducting research within the Perelman School of Medicine. This tool will be required for all new investigators (the tool must be included as part of the initial application to the IRB via HS-ERA), and we strongly encourage all study teams to utilize the tool to assist in planning and ensuring appropriate resource allocation for their study. The hope is that the tool will prompt protocol feasibility discussions early and allow all team members to engage in these discussions. OCR is happy to participate in these discussions or provide assistance to research teams navigating the study start-up process The document can be downloaded from the Forms,Tools & Templates page of the OCR website. Please contact OCR at 215-662-4484 or email@example.com with any questions.
May 7, 2018 - UPenn Human Research Protections Program Navigation Tool
The University of Pennsylvania has a complex collaborative program for ensuring research compliance and protecting human research subjects. IRB review and approval is just one of many approvals that may be needed to begin a new study. The IRB has developed a tool that will allow you to create a "To Do List" regarding necessary ancillary approvals based on the design of your study. With the information obtained here you may work with these other groups while simultaneously obtaining IRB approval instead of waiting for the IRB to stipulate various additional approvals. Links to the tool are available here on the front page, as well as on the How to Submit page.