Institutional Review Board (IRB)
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The UTHSC IRB is now offering quarterly training sessions called IRB Insights. These sessions will be opportunities for researchers to learn more about human research protections and how to use the IRB electronic system, iMedRIS.
Mark your calendars for future IRB Insights opportunities:
- Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Located in GEB A304 - Exempt vs. Expedited Projects
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12 p.m. - Understanding the IRB Process (Beginner session)
- Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 12 p.m. - Registries, Databases, and Repositories
For information on other iMedRIS training opportunities and the CITI program, please visit the Training tab on the left.
When should we re-consent subjects?
The basic criterion is this: Does the new material represent information that might affect the decision of a reasonable person about whether to continue participation in the study? The decision of a reasonable person might be affected by considerations that impact his or her values, goals, or interests. For example, changes in sub-investigators or the addresses of investigators would be unlikely to impact on the values, goals, or interests of study participants. Similarly, a protocol revision to utilize part of blood already being drawn to investigate the value of a new, prognostic biomarker is also unlikely to bear on the values, goals, or interests of subjects. On the other hand, the addition of an important new risk of the study drug or the inclusion of new invasive procedures in the study are examples of changes that may affect a reasonable person's determination of whether continued participation accords with his or her values, goals, and interests. When in doubt, just call the IRB office!
IRB Tip Archive (common questions and problem areas)
UTHSC IRB office
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4824
Fax: (901) 448-5103