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Common Rule Compliance


New versions of six IRB application forms have been pre-released to accommodate new or de novo applications that will be reviewed by the IRB on or after January 21, 2019.

  • IRB Form Application for Review Observational Research
  • IRB Form Application for Review Human Specimens or Data Research
  • IRB Form Participating Site Application
  • IRB Form Exempt Checklist
  • IRB Form Waiver of Consent Supplement

You can access the forms here, or on their individual forms pages. Please plan ahead and use the correct versions of the forms.  

Note:  If a New Application (on the current version) is submitted and disapproved, and the issues are not able to be resolved for approval before January 21, 2019, then the application would need to be redone on the pre-released version of the New Application (because of the need for compliance with the new Common Rule after that date).

Milestone Date

New Application versions pre-released

Nov 19, 2018

Submission deadline for New Apps under pre-2018 Common Rule (on current New App versions)

Dec 24, 2018

Last IRB meeting dedicated to New Apps under pre-2018 Common Rule

Jan 9, 2019

2018 Common Rule compliance date

Jan 21, 2019

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