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in NASA-funded activity
Top 20
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$734M
total research expenditures
418
total U.S. patents issued
3rd
among top producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars
1,878
invention disclosures

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Project Lifecycle

Announcements

Link: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The new eIRB is now available for human subjects research submissions.

For information on using eIRB, please consult the following resources:

Video demos and instructional material: eIRB Information (NetID is required)

Zoom drop-in training sessions: eIRB Drop-In Office Hours (no registration required)

  • Weeks of Sept. 13 and Sept. 24: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  • Weeks of Sept. 27 and Oct. 8: Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
  • Weeks of Oct. 13 and Oct. 18: Wednesdays: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. 

How will the move to eIRB affect you?

The new eIRB system is now being used for all human subjects research submissions, including determination of human research and external IRB requests. Submissions are no longer accepted via our general departmental email inbox.

For questions or more information, contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at vpr-irb@arizona.edu

Link: Friday, August 6, 2021

Implementing a New Institutional Review Board (IRB) System

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

August 13th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review. August 20th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. 

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • Aug. 13 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
  • Aug. 20 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized or any submission received after this date may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 12 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
  • Sept. 13 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.

  • Please plan your submission to the HSPP with the above dates in mind.
  • If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period, please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
  • For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period, please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at melton1@arizona.edu.  

Please forward this notice to any undergraduate students that may find this information useful.

For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.

Link: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

  • Aug. 13 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
  • Aug. 20 – Last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized or any submission received after this date may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 12 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
  • Sept. 13 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.

How will this affect you?

The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.

  • Please plan your submission to the HSPP with the above dates in mind.
  • If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period, please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
  • For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period, please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at melton1@arizona.edu.  

For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.

FAQs

Researchers ask great questions. We've done our best to answer them. Below is a random sampling of a few of these.

All investigators must complete conflict of interest training as follows:

  1. Prior to participating in research activities at the University;
  2. At least every four years thereafter for the life of the project;
  3. Any time after the University revises the Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy or the corresponding procedures in any manner that affects the requirements of the investigators; and
  4. Any time after the University finds that an investigator is not in compliance with the Individual Conflict of Interest in Research Policy or a management plan.

Topic(s):
Office for Responsible Outside Interests

For questions that require immediate attention, please email the general inbox at VPR-IRB@email.arizona.edu(link sends e-mail). This inbox is continuously monitored, and your questions will be directed to the appropriate individual. 

Topic(s):
Getting Started
Human Subjects Protection Program

When an sponsored project or an IRB protocol is submitted to the appropriate office, the departments will upload the projects into their system and then those projects will automatically link to all Investigator's Disclosures.  The Investigators will recieve an email telling them that they must certify the project.  In the case of an IRB project, the Investigator must certify within 30 days or the project will be pulled from the IRB system.

Topic(s):
Business Managers
Office for Responsible Outside Interests

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