Jun 17, 2019 12:00 PMIRB 8

3800 Spruce Street Suite 151E

Jun 18, 2019 10:45 AMIRB 4

3800 Spruce Street Suite 151E

Jun 20, 2019 11:45 AMIRB 2

Room 9025 Maloney Building

Jun 26, 2019 11:00 AMIRB 5

Room 8030 Maloney Building

Jun 26, 2019 11:00 AMIRB 7

IRB Conference Room
3800 Spruce Street, First Floor Suite 151E

Jul 09, 2019 4:00 PMIRB 6

Cheston Conference Room Pennsylvania Hosp.

Jul 12, 2019 10:00 AMIRB 3

Room 9025 Maloney Building

Jul 15, 2019 11:45 AMIRB 1

IRB Conference Room
3800 Spruce Street Suite 151E

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Mar 04, 2019 1:30 PM3.14.19 - 5.15.19 - Penn IRB SPRING EDUCATIONAL SERIES

Dec 10, 2018 6:15 PMUniversity Winter Break Reminder

The IRB office will be closed in alignment with the winter break from 1pm on Friday 12/21/2018 through Tuesday 1/1/2019.  The office will re-open on Wednesday 1/2/2019 at 9am.

Jul 19, 2018 4:15 PMImplementation of New Common Rule Regulations

On July 19, 2018, the Federal Government implemented a delay in the revised regulations governing human subjects research known as the Common Rule. The revised Common Rule effective date is now January 21, 2019.

May 14, 2018 3:45 PMClinical Research Resource Feasibility Assessment Tool

May 07, 2018 3:45 PMUPenn Human Research Protections Program Navigation Tool

Feb 06, 2018 6:45 PMUpdated IRB Determination Letter Templates

In alignment with last year’s release of the Reliance Agreement letter template with no IRB administrator signature, the IRB has new letter templates for the following determinations:

Jan 18, 2018 6:45 PMCommon Rule Change Implementation Delay

 The government has announced a 6-month delay in the implementation of the revised Common Rule. The revised implementation date is July 19, 2018.  The process of submission to the IRB and review/approval will continue unchanged until this date.  

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IRB Educational Series Archive - Click here to download slides presented at various IRB training sessions

  • Minimal Risk Studies for First Time Submitters (Social/Behavioral/Educational Science) : Provides a full background for new submitters on what the IRB is & how they relate to your study, as well as tips to navigate your first SBS submission
  • Minimal Risk Studies for First Time Submitters (Biomedical Science) : Presents an introduction to IRB submissions for biomedical students & researchers, including a thorough outline of whether your project requires IRB review & tips for submitting
  • Comparative Effectiveness Trials : Outlines the landscape of considerations from the IRB when evaluating comparative effectiveness trials, including what study teams should outline in both their protocols & informed consent forms to facilitate review
  • All About Continuing Reviews : Best for Greater than minimal risk research. Includes a comprehensive overview of what the IRB is looking for in every component of the CR submission, as well as additional tips to help submitters complete the process
  • The Common Rule : A comprehensive outline of what the Common Rule entails, including an outline of what’s changing (including broad consent, elements for consent, & ongoing requirements for continuing review) as well as how this will impact the submission of your studies
  • How to Conduct an IRB Reliance Agreement : Great for biomedical teams considering NIH funding. A complete overview of what reliance agreements are & how they work, as well as what you need to know as a submitter in order to request & obtain an agreement; also reviews expectations moving forward if relying on the Penn IRB
  • Got Data? What you need to Protect Your Research at Penn : Discussions of common concerns raised with data protection plans as well as best practices & considerations to better protect the data of your study; also includes a thorough refresher of the components & requirements outlined by HIPAA protections