IRB: News, Events and Updates

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The latest Research Integrity related information and guidance regarding COVID-19 can be found on the following page: Research Integrity - COVID-19 Information. This page has recently been updated with information on submitting requests to resume in-person research. 

Certificates of Confidentiality protect identifiable, sensitive research information from disclosure. NIH has recently updated the Online Certificate of Confidentiality request process for non-NIH funded research. For more information, see NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-075

The General Implementation date for the Revised Common Rule went into effect January 19, 2018. As part of the Revised Common Rule, the regulations require that Federally-funded or supported non-exempt cooperative research studies (that is, studies involving more than one institution) must rely on the use of a single reviewing IRB for the portion(s) of the research being conducted in the U.S. For more information, please see our guidance on Single IRB (sIRB) Review for Multi-Site Cooperative Research.


Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 4th: IRB 101 - Join the Research Integrity office for a one-hour information session via Zoom on Friday, Feb. 4th at 1:15pm. Research Integrity staff will provide an overview of IRB policies and the review process. The session is designed for students who are new to conducting human subjects research, as well as faculty and staff who are interested in learning more about the Lehigh IRB. To register, please click here

Friday, Feb. 25th: Using IRBNet - Join the Research Integrity office on Friday, Feb. 25th at 1:15pm for a Zoom session covering the use of IRBNet for submitting research protocols for IRB review. This session is ideal for faculty, staff and students who are new to using IRBNet, as well as experienced submitters with specific questions concerning the online submission process. To register, please click here

Pre-registration is required by visiting the above links. Links to access these Zoom sessions will be provided to registered attendees several days prior to the event.

Are there any topics you would like to see covered in a future Research Integrity event? Please reach out and let us know!