New Consent Form Process Training

January 23, 2013

Orientation sessions were held across campus in January 2013 to introduce changes to the online process for managing INFORMED CONSENT DOCUMENTS and other attachments. One of these sessions was videotaped, and is posted on this website under Online Submission Training.

New Consent Form Process

January 8, 2013

All departments have now been using the online IRB application system (IRBIS) for at least one year. One particularly complicated (and occasionally frustrating…) feature involves how INFORMED CONSENT DOCUMENTS are handled. After careful consideration of your feedback and much work … Continued

IRB No Longer Stamping Approved Documents

August 23, 2012

Effective Monday August 20, 2012, the IRB will no longer be stamping approved documents. From this point forward, you will have the opportunity to generate a list of documents included with an approved submission. Because file names will be used verbatim in … Continued

Biomedical Departments to Submit Online December 12, 2011

October 31, 2011

Beginning December 12, the IRB will accept online submissions from ALL CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS, including those that have their research reviewed by the Biomedical IRB. The OHRE website (ohre.unc.edu) will provide information and links about how to access the online system at … Continued

Proposed Reforms for Human Subjects Research

August 26, 2011

A series of Town Hall Meetings were recently held to provide an overview of the proposed changes, and to solicit campus feedback toward a University response during the federal rule-making process. For those who could not attend, or are interested … Continued

Public Health/Nursing Submission Now Online

June 1, 2011

Beginning June 1, 2011, we will begin accepting online submissions from the Schools of Public Health and Nursing, and other units that typically have their research studies reviewed by the PUBLIC HEALTH-NURSING IRB. The OHRE website will direct users to … Continued

Written notifications will no longer be signed

May 2, 2011

The written notifications from the IRB will no longer be signed as they are generated and delivered electronically by the IRB information system. It is important to note that signatures are not required by Federal Regulations. See the letter to University … Continued

Coming soon…online submission of IRB applications

July 15, 2010

Phased implementation of online IRB submission (including renewals, modifications, and responses to contingencies) is underway. Phase One was initiated January 30, 2011 for investigators whose submissions have been traditionally reviewed by the Behavioral IRB; Phase Two for investigators whose submissions … Continued