OHRE Associate Director Announcement

January 27, 2020

All, I am happy to announce that Mike Matamoros has been named Associate Director, Operations and Education in the Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE) effective Monday, January 27, 2020. Mike Matamoros has been with the OHRE at UNC for 6.5 years … Continued

OHRE/UNC Winter Holiday 2019

December 20, 2019

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

Nurse Research and the Institutional Review Board

December 16, 2019

Article from American Nurse Today, Volume 14, Number 10 Nurse research and the institutional review board  Learn how the IRB process works to ensure participant safety and quality research. By Amy Marzinsky, BSN, RN, OCN, and Cheryl A. Smith-Miller, PhD, … Continued

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