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Institutional Review Boards News

May 2, 2016
Human Subjects in Research Newsletter Winter 2016
Includes important information regarding a new form and process for health record review projects.  Also included are changes to deadline dates and changes that are occurring in the Research Protections Office.

January 1, 2016
Human Subjects in Research Newsletter Winter 2016
Includes changes to our submission requirements for research collection or study of existing data when this information is personally identifiable or coded.  We have also updated our Human Subjects Research manual and the newsletter has a summary of those changes.  

November 4, 2015

Attention Infoed Users:  InfoEd will be upgraded to a new version of code this weekend and will not be available to users.  The system will be off-line from Friday, November 6 at 3 pm until Monday, November 9 at 8 am.  Users will NOT be able to access the system during this time.  Read more here.

July 1, 2015
Special Notice
The IRB has just completed development of Data Management Guidance.  This guidance affects all researchers.  Additionally, there have been some changes to procedures.  Please see the Special Announcement.

Recent Consent Changes Overview - we have consolidated our recent changes into one document and updated our FAQs.    

May 18, 2015
Update to FAQs regarding the Change to Compensation for Injury Language

April 16, 2015
New Exemption Category Possible for Studies without any Federal Funding
The IRB has added a new exemption category for certain studies that have no federal funding and are not more than minimal risk.  This new category is referred to as “Non-Federal Exemption #7” and it will cover “research involving collection or study of existing data, documents, records, pathological specimens or diagnostic specimens, where this information is personally identifiable or coded.”  See April Newsletter for additional information.  
April 16, 2015
Change to Compensation for Injury Language
Effective 4/16/15, new template language regarding research-related injuries has been adopted by the University of Vermont and the University of Vermont Medical Center.  The consent forms for all research protocols that are more than minimal risk involving physical interventions must contain the new compensation language, verbatim.   See Notice and FAQs

November 12, 2014 
Institutional Name Change
As of November 12, 2014, our affiliated hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Inc., officially became “The University of Vermont Medical Center Inc.”  See Notice and FAQs

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