IRB News August 2023

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In This Edition

  • Submission Turnaround Time
  • New IRB Website
  • Applying for Federal Funding? Don’t Forget the Reliance Agreement!
  • CITI Enrollment Questions Update
  • Weekly Virtual IRB Office Hours

Submission Turnaround Time

Due to staffing vacancies, we are experiencing greater turnaround times than usual. Please plan ahead as there may be delays in review times.

New IRB Website

Exciting news! The IRB section of the Office of Research website is set to migrate to its very own dedicated website later this month. Stay tuned for the unveiling of our new standalone website, designed to enhance user experience and facilitate access to the information you need about everything IRB. We will be announcing the go-live date soon, so make sure to check your inbox for upcoming announcements.

Applying for Federal Funding? Don’t Forget the Reliance Agreement!

If you are applying for federal funding for a non-exempt, multi-site study and planning on UC Davis IRB being the reviewing IRB, please contact the reliance team at [email protected] as soon as possible, to set up your IRB submission in advance.

When planning for any funded study, keep in mind that the UC Davis IRB charges reliance fees for funded studies when acting as the single IRB (fee calculator). More information about reliance agreements can be found on our Single IRB and Reliances webpage.

CITI Enrollment Questions Update

IRB Administration and the Research Ethics and Compliance Office (RECO) have revamped the enrollment questions for CITI’s online training program.

While IRB training requirements remain unchanged, the new questions are more streamlined to assist users with enrolling in the correct courses.

Weekly Virtual IRB Office Hours

The IRB holds weekly drop-in office hours every Friday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. To join virtual office hours at the following times, please use this LINK:
• August 04 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
• August 11 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
• August 18 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
• August 25 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM