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HRPP Announcements

1/30/24 - Did You Know: Advertisements & the IRB

The HRPP team published a piece called "Did You Know: Advertisements & the IRB" in the Winter 2024 Office of Research & Innovation Newsletter.

Read the article here

10/31/23 - IRB Exempt Research: New Quick Tips and Research Participant Information Sheet Template

The HRP/IRB has created a new resource for investigators interested in learning more about exempt research, HRP-805 INVESTIGATOR GUIDANCE - Quick Tips for Exempt Submissions [PDF]. Additionally, the released a new, much simplified, consent/information sheet template for investigators to use to engage research participants: HRP-506 TEMPLATE Information Sheet for Exempt Research [DOC].

Learn more here

4/30/23 - Did You Know?: Human Subjects Study Closures

The HRPP team published a piece called "Did You Know: Human Subjects Study Closures" in the Spring 2023 Office of Research & Innovation Newsletter.

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12/1/21 - New HRP-505 Form in Spanish added

The Spanish version of the HRP-505 Form - Permission to Use Private Personal Health Information for Research is now available for use. It is in the "Templates" section of "Researcher" tab of our website. As a reminder, the IRB must be notified of and approve research which anticipates having non-English speaking participants prior to conducting the project. Translated versions of required research documents like the consent document and HRP-505 form must be IRB approved prior to use. The research team is responsible for ensuring that approved materials and approaches are appropriate to the participant population.

11/1/21 - The IRB has updated its Investigator Guidance

Effective November 1, 2021, the IRB has updated its Investigator Guidance (HRP-804), internal processes, and Prompt Reporting Requirements Policy (HRP-071 and HRP-214 form) for Reliance Agreements. These updates are applicable for when Drexel serves as the IRB of Record and when it cedes review to another IRB..

11/1/21 - All personnel changes for Drexel researchers must be submitted for IRB review

All personnel changes for Drexel researchers including the PI must be submitted to the Drexel IRB for review. Whenever possible, changes to the PI (leaving Drexel or being replaced) must be submitted no later than 30 days before the anticipated change.

1/21/19 - Revised Common Rule (Final Rule)

The Revised Common Rule was initially issued on January 19, 2017 with an intended implementation date of January 19, 2018. As you may know, the implementation was delayed twice in the last year. The final implementation and compliance date is now January 21, 2019.

The revisions are not applicable to FDA and Department of Justice regulated research. The FDA plans to post a notice of draft revised FDA regulations intended to harmonize with the revised rule. If you are involved in the conduct of FDA-regulated research, you should be aware that these changes may be directly applicable to your research in the future. We will let you know if and when those changes occur.


Limited IRB Review [PDF]