IRB News October 2023

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In This Edition

  • New IRB Website Launches Oct. 10
  • Introducing Our Newest Analysts
  • The IRB Goes Fully Remote
  • New Phone Number, Same Ol’ IRB Analyst
  • Weekly Virtual IRB Office Hours

New IRB Website Launches Oct. 10

Exciting news! The IRB section of the Office of Research website is set to migrate to its very own dedicated website on Tuesday, October 10. 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 URL for this website the evening before launch. And don’t worry, any links to the former IRB Administration webpages will automatically redirect to our new website.

Introducing Our Newest Analysts

We are thrilled to introduce four valuable additions to our IRB Administration team! First, joining us to assist with the execution of reliance agreements is Angelica Navarro, who brings added support to this growing facet of our operations.

Additionally, two new intake analysts, Mae Lu and Alice Zokruah, are now screening and routing incoming submissions. Last but not least, Sandy Ellenbolt, has joined our non-committee review team, which conducts review of exempt and expedited research.

We look forward to the contributions and expertise these individuals will bring to our team.

The IRB Goes Fully Remote

The UC Davis IRB has officially relinquished our office space at UC Davis Health, embarking on a new chapter as a fully remote operation. This strategic shift underscores our dedication to fostering a dynamic and adaptable work environment.

New Phone Number, Same Ol’ IRB Analyst

To improve accessibility, we have migrated to Jabber for our office telephone communications. As a result, all of our analysts have received new telephone numbers. The telephone numbers provided to study participants in our informed consent form templates, either (916) 703-9151 or (916) 703-9158, remain active.

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:

  • October 13 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
  • October 20 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
  • October 27 | 12:00 PM–1:00 PM