Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The UTHSC IRB offers 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, September 30, 2015, 12:00 noon - Creating & Maintaining Research Records (Hamilton Eye Institute’s Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Ave., 3rd floor)
- Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:00 noon - Selected Hot Topic (Hamilton Eye Institute’s Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Ave., 3rd floor)
For information on other iMedRIS training opportunities, please visit the Training page.
Do I have to file anything else along with the original signed consent form document in my research file?
YES, Federal regulations require the investigator to maintain “case histories,” including the case report forms and supporting documentation (sources of documents). Source documentation is the medical/dental record of the subject before, during, and after the trial. It confirms the eligibility criteria of the subject in the given trial and documents the progress of the subject from consenting until the subject completes the study. The FDA states that the overall purpose of the source document is “to document the existence of the subjects and to substantiate the integrity of the trial data collected.” You may consult the Researcher Tools to create your research records on our Tools & Guides page.
IRB Tip Archive (common questions and problem areas)
UTHSC IRB office
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4824
Fax: (901) 448-5103