Mar 03, 2021 11:00 AMIRB #7

Video Conferencing/Human Research Protections Program Office of the Institutional Review Board 3600 Civic Center Blvd, 9th Floor

Mar 05, 2021 10:00 AMIRB #3

Video Conferencing/9025 Maloney, HUP

Mar 08, 2021 11:45 AMIRB #1

Video Conferencing/Human Research Protections Program Office of the Institutional Review Board 3600 Civic Center Blvd, 9th Floor

Mar 09, 2021 4:00 PMIRB #6

Cheston Conference Room, Pennsylvania Hospital

Mar 15, 2021 12:00 PMIRB #8

Video Conferencing/Human Research Protections Program Office of the Institutional Review Board 3600 Civic Center Blvd, 9th Floor

Mar 16, 2021 10:45 AMIRB #4

Video Conferencing/Human Research Protections Program Office of the Institutional Review Board 3600 Civic Center Blvd, 9th Floor

Mar 18, 2021 11:45 AMIRB #2

Video Conferencing/9025 Maloney, HUP

Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PMIRB #5

Video Conferencing/Human Research Protections Program Office of the Institutional Review Board 3600 Civic Center Blvd, 9th Floor

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Jan 11, 2021 5:30 PMHow are we doing? IRB Performance Improvement Survey

The IRB is seeking feedback from the Penn research community on IRB processes, guidance, and systems. The survey should take approximately 8-10 minutes to complete and is available online here: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_baBLpXP0S81UmMJ. We ask that you provide honest feedback about your experiences interacting with IRB. All responses are anonymous. The data will be used in efforts to improve IRB operations.

Nov 10, 2020 2:30 PM2020 Winter Holiday Break and Submission Processing

The IRB office will be closed during the Winter Holiday (12/24/2020 through 1/5/2021)

Sep 30, 2020 11:15 AMUpdated Protocol Supplement for Requests to Rely on External IRBs

The IRB has released and updated version of the Protocol Supplement for Requests to rely on an External IRB. This form is available online here: https://irb.upenn.edu/forms

Aug 01, 2020 2:30 PMThe IRB Office has moved!

The IRB Office has moved! Please note that as of 8/5/2020, the IRB office is located at: 

3600 Civic Center Boulevard, 9th Fl. Philadelphia, PA 19104

Mar 17, 2020 10:30 AMImportant: Message from Emma Meagher, MD - Clinical Research Update#3

The requirements regarding the execution of clinical research will apply until further notice.

Mar 13, 2020 12:30 PMPenn Medicine Updated Clinical Research Guidance in relation to COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

Based on the March 13th, 2020 communication from Penn Medicine we are updating the guidance regarding the execution of clinical research.

Mar 10, 2020 10:30 AMPenn Medicine Guidance on Human Subjects Protections Considerations Related to COVID-19

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), starting Thursday, March 12th in-person IRB Office Hours will be cancelled for the near future. IRB staff will be available during this time by telephone. Please reference the staff directory.

Mar 05, 2020 10:00 AMIRB Office Hours - Every Thursday 10am-12pm

Got specific questions about your application or research? Come to IRB office hours! Every Thursday members of the IRB staff will be available to answer any questions you have and help you find the best solution for your study & submission.

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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
  • 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