IRB News December 2023

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In This Edition

  • UC Reliance Registry Update
  • Holiday Closure
  • Weekly Virtual IRB Office Hours

UC Reliance Registry Update

The UC Reliance Registry is being phased out and will no longer be used for new studies requiring a reliance between UC campuses. Pending reliance requests submitted through the UC Reliance Registry will be withdrawn. If you have a study that is pending on the Reliance Registry, please contact the reliance team at [email protected] for more information.

Information about reliance agreements can be found on our Single IRB and Reliances webpage.

Holiday Closure

IRB Administration will be operating with limited staff Monday, December 25, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024. We will re-open Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Additionally, we historically see a large influx of submissions in January. As such, you may experience longer than typical processing times for IRB submissions.

If you require a determination from the IRB during the winter holidays or early 2024, please plan ahead and submit early. In addition, make sure to include any relevant deadlines for research activities, so that reviews may be prioritized appropriately.

During the holiday closure, please call (530) 219-7951 or email [email protected] for any urgent issues.

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:

December 08 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
December 15 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
December 22 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
December 29 | No Office Hours (UC Holiday)