07 March 2012

Updates to IRB consent templates

To continue our outreach and providing the most up to date templates for our investigators to use, please click on the ORPC Consent Template page to download the most current versions. Please contact us if you have any questions.

03 February 2012

Completing the Vertebrate Animal Section of NIH applications

OLAW has developed a new factsheet to assist grant applicants in completing the Vertebrate Animal Section of grant applications, contract proposals and cooperative agreements for submission to the NIH. See http://my.umbc.edu/groups/compliance/news/11773

31 January 2012

Submission of applications for review

Please be sure to use the correct email address for submitting protocol applications for review. That way, we at ORPC can respond to your requests in a timely manner and forward your application to the appropriate compliance committee.

Send all IRB applications and requests to irbsubmissions@umbc.edu. Protocol submission information may be found at: http://www.umbc.edu/research/ORPC/irb_forms.html.

Send all IACUC applications and requests to iacucsubmissions@umbc.edu. Protocol submission information may be found at: http://www.umbc.edu/research/ORPC/iacuc_forms.html.

15 December 2011

Bioethics Commission Releases Report on Human Subjects Protection

The Commission recommended changes to current practices to
better protect research subjects and to improve its tracking of research programs supported with taxpayer dollars.

See more at bioethics.gov/cms/node/559

The report that discusses these recommendations may be viewed at http://bioethics.gov/cms/sites/default/files/PCSBI-IRP_Research-Across-Borders.pdf

09 December 2011

Updated IRB forms and applications

Please use the most up to date forms and applications when submitting for IRB review and approval. Using older forms may delay the processing of your application (and causing minor headaches for the Office for Research Protections and Compliance staff!).

The direct link to these forms is: http://www.umbc.edu/research/ORPC/irb_forms.html

05 December 2011

2012 Edition of OHRP International Compilation

OHRP has released the 2012 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards which lists over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subjects protections in over 100 countries and from several international organizations. Two new countries are included in the 2012 Edition: Barbados and Haiti.

Go to this link for more information.

01 December 2011

Position Statements: OLAW Responds to Concerns Regarding Adoption of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition

OLAW has released information about their adoption of the new edition of the Guide for Use of Laboratory Animals. OLAW requests public comment on various position statements they plan to use as guidance for institutions to use for animal care and use programs.

Please go to this site (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/2011positionstatement.htm) to view these statements and for links to submit comments.