New to Emory?
If you are a new investigator at Emory, we encourage you to make an appointment with the IRB to take stock of your studies and prepare a plan for a smooth transfer of your research projects. Please visit the About page for general contact information and a list of IRB staff, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New at the IRB?
IRB Webinar on International Research Considerations
On May 14 at 12:00 pm (Noon), the Emory IRB will deliver a concise webinar on international research considerations. The presentation will be about 20-30 minutes long with a live question and answer session afterwards. A link to the live webinar, as well as recordings of each webinar, are available on the Webinars page.
CITI Certification Now Good for Three Years
As of May 15, 2015 CITI training certification for researchers on Emory studies will be extended to three years (previously it was two years). The renewal intervals will be updated in the CITI system and any certificate that was earned less than three years ago will be extended to be valid for three years. So those certificates that expired at two years, but were completed less than three years ago will be valid.
Important: NIH Policy in effect Jan. 25, 2015
Important new NIH policy for anyone conducting a defined scope of “large-scale genomic research” using human or non-human specimens/data. This policy requires data sharing plans to be included in applicable grant proposals, as well as in informed consent forms. The GDS Policy takes effect for competing grant applications submitted for the January 25, 2015, receipt date; contract proposals submitted to NIH on or after January 25, 2015; and for intramural projects generating genomic data on or after January 25, 2015.
Please see the NIH’s website for information: http://gds.nih.gov/03policy2.html and http://gds.nih.gov/13faqs.html. Information on informed consent for genomic research: http://www.genome.gov/27026588 (general homepage) and http://www.genome.gov/27559024 (considerations and sample language)
New guidance on obtaining Certificates of Confidentiality for your study
Please see the Certificates of Confidentiality page for better guidance on obtaining Certificates of Confidentiality for your studies. One highlight: your request for signature should be sent to your IRB analyst, and should not be sent directly to Emory's Institutional Official.