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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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