Commercial IRB Utilization and IRBIS Update

September 10, 2019

To: UNC-Chapel Hill Research Community On September 10, 2019 the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) will have several revisions go into effect to the OHRE/IRB Standard Operating Procedures (attached) and IRBIS updates that were identified through listening … Continued

April 9, 2019 IRBIS System Update

April 9, 2019

To: UNC Research Community, On April 9, 2019, IRBIS will undergo a system update.  This system update is part of the changes discussed during the communication and education provided for the Final Revision to the “Common Rule” that went into … Continued

OHRE/UNC Winter Holiday 2018

December 21, 2018

Dear Members of the UNC Research Community, As a reminder, while operations at the University of North Carolina are closed,  an emergency use of an investigational drug, biologic or device is permissible without prior IRB approval if the following criteria … Continued

OHRE Announces new Director

December 3, 2018

Good afternoon, I am happy to announce that Cassandra (Cassie) Myers has been named Director of the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) effective Monday, December 3rd. Myers served as the Deputy Director of OHRE until assuming the Interim Director … Continued

OHRE Announces new Deputy Director

June 8, 2018

Dear Colleagues, I am thrilled to announce the hiring of Cassandra Myers, CIP as the Office of Human Research Ethics’ new Deputy Director.  Cassie comes to us from Allina Health System in Minneapolis, MN where she served as IRB Manager.  … Continued

NIH Policy Change Regarding Certificates of Confidentiality

May 21, 2018

NIH Policy Change Regarding Certificates of Confidentiality As communicated by TraCS in early December 2017, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently updated its policy for issuing Certificates of Confidentiality (COCs) for NIH-funded and conducted research.  Effective October 1, 2017, … Continued

OHRE Announces new Senior IRB Analyst

April 6, 2018

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Cat Collins, CIP as the new Senior IRB Analyst.  Cat came to UNC-CH from North Carolina A&T State University in 2016, serving as an IRB Analyst.  She brings over seven … Continued

Human Research Protection Program receives re-accreditation

January 12, 2018

UNC’s Human Research Protection Program has been awarded full accreditation for the next five years by the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). This important achievement reflects UNC’s commitment to protecting … Continued

UNC IRB Membership Drive

November 16, 2017

The UNC Office of Human Research Ethics/Institutional Review Board (OHRE/IRB) needs you! Presently, the OHRE/IRB is seeking to increase participation and expand membership of its four regular Biomedical IRBs and the IRB Safety Committee. Do you wish the Institutional Review … Continued