April 30, 2018

Support Materials Are Available to Assist in Submitting IRB Applications in Click™

Support materials including video demonstrations, quick guides, and user manuals, are available at https://ra-project.vprgs.msu.edu/institutional-review-board Additional help information is available on the main HRPP website, https://hrpp.msu.edu/.  

HRPP Website – Redesign Coming Soon

The Office of Regulatory Affairs is in the process of updating all of its units’ websites, including the Human Research Protection Program. The website address will stay the same, https://hrpp.msu.edu/, but the format and navigation of the site will change. The HRPP website update is expected to go live mid-May 2018.

Revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects – Implementation Delayed

In January 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 15 other federal departments and agencies announced through rulemaking a delay until July 19, 2018 in implementing revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.”  On April 20, 2018, the federal departments published a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed a further delay of the rule until January 2019. Learn more at https://hrpp.msu.edu/announcement/update-implementation-delayed-revisions-federal-policy-protection-human-subjects

NIH Updates: Policy on Single IRB and Certificate of Confidentiality

The Final National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research establishes the expectation that all domestic sites participating in multi-site studies involving non-exempt human subjects research funded by NIH will use a single Institutional Review Board (sIRB). Learn more at https://hrpp.msu.edu/announcement/nih-policy-single-irb

The NIH provides a Certificate of Confidentiality automatically to research funded wholly or in part by the NIH for human research, including exempt research studies. As a result, upon award, the study is automatically issued a Certificate of Confidentiality from NIH and the NIH Policy for Issuing Certificates of Confidentiality applies to the study. Learn more at https://hrpp.msu.edu/announcement/nih-certificate-confidentiality

MSU is Now a Participating Institution in SMART IRB

SMART IRB (Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform) is funded by NIH and is designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multi-site research. It allows institutions to minimize duplicate IRB review while maintaining appropriate oversight and is in line with the Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research. Learn more at https://hrpp.msu.edu/announcement/smart-irb