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News & Announcements

Special Announcement: New Determination Letters

May 19, 2023

WRG IRB Determination Letters Have a New Look! 

We are delighted to announce the successful redesign of our WRG IRB Determination Letters, aimed at providing you with a cleaner, simpler, easier-to-understand determination letter. 

Read the special announcement on the new determinations letters here

Special Announcement: New ICF Templates are here!

May 17, 2023

As part of our continued efforts to improve the IRB application and review process, we have developed new Informed Consent Form templates that address the issues identified by you, our researchers:

Different templates have been created for different types of studies (SBER, Biomed, etc.)

IRB Newsletter: April 2023 Edition

April 15, 2023

Topics this month:

  • Reminder: Sign up for the next training
  • Conducting an Industry-Sponsored, Industry-Initiated Trial?
  • Attention: Researchers with NIH-funded Trials
  • Other News from Regulatory Agencies
  • Did you know? We have a growing library of Training and Educational Videos

Read the full IRB Newsletter: April 2023 Edition

IRB Newsletter: March 2023 Edition

March 16, 2023

Topics this month:

  • Join us for tomorrow's METS: Submitting an IRB Application, A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Speaking of Submitting an IRB Application...
  • New Guidance Documents are Available!
  • If you can't join us for our METS, go to our website!
  • WRG Reminder: Certify Your Submissions

Read the full IRB Newsletter: March 2023 Edition

IRB Newsletter: February 2023 Edition

February 15, 2023

Topics this month:

  • Conducting an industry-sponsored, industry-initiated study?
  • Conducting an investigator-initiated study?
  • Working with protected health information (PHI)?

Read the full IRB Newsletter: February 2023 Edition


IRB Newsletter: January 2023 Edition

January 15, 2023

Topics this month:

  • The WCM IRB is more efficient than ever! Make us your #1 choice for your study submissions!
  • Did you know? The PRMC is not part of the IRB
  • Spotlight on the Center for Cultural Humility (CHUM)

Read the full IRB Newsletter: January 2023 Edition

IRB Newsletter: December 2022 Edition

December 15, 2022

Topics this month:

  • Thank you from all of us in Human Research Compliance
  • Some of our accomplishments this year

Read the full IRB Newsletter: December 2022 Edition


IRB Newsletter: November 2022

November 15, 2022

Topics this month:

  • News from the Regulatory Agencies
  • El Informe Belmont esta disponible en Espanol
  • Submitting a new IRB Application?
  • Upcoming Changes: PRMC/PRMC-equivalent review required prior to IRB review
  • Policy Alert: requirement for informed consents
  • New Hire: Sabrina Paula, Human Research Compliance Specialist

Read the full IRB Newsletter: November 2022 Edition

IRB Newsletter: October 2022 Edition

October 15, 2022

Topics this month:

  • Submitting a new IRB application?
  • News from the regulatory agencies
  • Policy Alert! HRC releases new policy documents
  • Did you know? We offer consultation services
  • Team Member Spotlight: Cecilia Brooke Cholka, Ph.D., C.I.P.

Read the full IRB Newsletter: October 2022 Edition

IRB Newsletter: September 2022 Edition

September 15, 2022

Topics this month:

  • The new IRB Initial Review Application is live
  • Did You Know? If you are using PHI in your research and you need a HIPAA waiver...
  • We offer consultation services
  • Team Member Spotlight: Meet your IRB Navigator Yefrenia Henriquez Taveras

Read the full IRB Newsletter: September 2022 Edition

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