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Processing time delays

The IRB may experience delays in processing time.  Recent changes in staffing have impacted the time it takes to review and approve submissions.  We appreciate your patience while we get through this transition.  Click here for guidance on how to monitor the status of your submission.

“How to Request a Reliance Agreement” revised

The IRB guidance titled “How to Request a Reliance Agreement” was revised June 15, 2016, as follows:

  • Page 1 - Fogarty Global Fellows has been added to the table specifying coverage by the UNC IRB and PI privileges.
  • Page 2- Additional example of a collaboration with an institutional investigator.

Guidance document updated: How to Request a Reliance Agreement

The IRB guidance document entitled, “How to Request a Reliance Agreement” has been updated. This document provides step-by-step instructions for requesting reliance agreements (i.e., IIA, IAA), including information about when agreements should be requested. To obtain a copy of the document, click on “Training and Education Resources” in the left navigation bar and then select “IRB Guidance Documents” or CLICK HERE.

OHRE has moved office, effective December 14

The Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) has moved to a new location: the second floor of 720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill. Our previous office at 105 Mason Farm Road is closed.

Dr. Elizabeth Kipp Campbell appointed OHRE Director

OHRE welcomes our new Director, Elizabeth Kipp Campbell, Ph. D., CIP.  Dr. Kipp Campbell comes to us from Purdue University, where she served as Director of the Human Research Protection Program.  She received her Ph. D. from Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies, and brings more than twenty years of IRB experience in both the biomedical and non-biomedical areas.