Dec 13, 2018 11:45 AMIRB 2

9025 Maloney HUP

Dec 17, 2018 12:00 PMIRB 8

IRB Conference Room
3800 Spruce Street Suite 151E

Dec 18, 2018 10:45 AMIRB 4

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

Dec 19, 2018 11:00 AMIRB 5

8030 Maloney HUP

Jan 04, 2019 10:00 AMIRB 3

Room 9025 Maloney Bldg.

Jan 07, 2019 11:45 AMIRB 1

IRB Conference Room 3800 Spruce Street
Suite 151 E Old Vet Quad

Jan 09, 2019 11:00 AMIRB 7

Room 8030 Maloney Bldg.

Jan 15, 2019 4:00 PMIRB 6


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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.  

Dec 01, 2017 3:00 PMThe IRB office will be closed during the Winter Holiday (12/23/2017 through 1/1/2018)

Submissions received after 12/18/2017 will likely not be processed until after we return from the Winter Holiday break. Please be mindful of expiration dates for your protocols and submit accordingly, as there is no guarantee that items submitted after 12/18/2017 will be checked/assigned/reviewed

Oct 30, 2017 9:00 AMExpanded Access: FDA Describes Efforts to Ease Application Process

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Dec 14, 2018 10:00 AMRemote Office Hours for Submission Questions

Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Blvd
Smilow 08-146AB

A new offering this semester! The IRB is now going to be holding office hours for both biomedical & social-behavioral researchers once a month throughout the fall.

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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