Institutional Review Office
Administrative support for the FHCRC Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
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~AAHRPP Step 2 Announcement~
As Part of the Fred Hutch's re-accreditation process with the Association for Accreditation for Human Research Protection Programs, a number of IRB Policies and Forms have been updated effective June 15, 2015. No immediate action is necessary. Prior versions of the IRB Application forms for Interventional and Observational Research will be accepted in IRO until August 31, 2015. After August 31, 2015 all new applications received in IRO must be on the June 15, 2015 version of the form. A complete list of all changes to Policies and Forms can be found here as a reference [pdf].The AAHRPP site visit will be this fall. More information will be posted to the IRO CenteNet/ExtraNet page, so check back often.
~New HIPAA Authorization Forms - June 7th, 2015~
Updated Fred Hutch Protocol Specific and Transplant Program HIPAA authorization forms are effective as of June 7th, 2015. For more information see the HIPAA Page.
~Updated Model Consent Forms - Effective September 1, 2014~
Model consent forms have been updated effective September 1, 2014 to reflect changes in the University of Washington compensation for injury plan, new draft guidance from FDA on informed consent, and several other important updates. New research projects submitted after September 1, 2014 must have the new compensation language, all other changes should be implemented in new research projects as soon as practical but no later than the end of 2014. Model consent forms can be found on the Consent page.
~Institutional Review Office publishes minimum accepted standards for IRB submissions - September 1, 2014~
As noted in our Summer Newsletter - effective August 1, 2014 the Institutional Review Office will be returning incomplete submissions to the research team. A list of minimum accepted standards for all IRB submissions can be found here - IRB Submissions - Minimum Accepted Standards.
~IRB Committee D Starts August 1, 2014~
The Center's Human Research Protection Program continues to grow. To keep up with an increasing number of human research projects a 4th IRB has been added. Committee D will be meeting on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Our IRB system now includes 4 IRBs with a convened meeting each week. An updated meeting schedule with agenda deadlines is on the IRB Meeting Schedule page.
AAHRPP Re-Accreditation is fall 2015 - stay tuned for additional information.
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