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Research OHRP/IRB work team report for Nov. 16th

OHRP:  Office of Human Research Protection
IRB:  Institutional Review Boards

  • IRB Leadership meeting with Dr. Mulloy, Institutional Official and all IRB Chairs and Vice-Chairs has been established as a monthly meeting to address consistency across all IRBs
  • ASU IRB Chair providing weekly status report of ASU IRB approved studies
  • GHSU-OHRP and ASU IRB Chair met with the College of Education during their scheduled faculty meeting to discuss the GRU Augusta Social/Behavioral IRB (IRB B)
  • Invitations have been sent to potential IRB B members
  • Weekly meetings with GHSU-OHRP and ASU IRB Chair scheduled
  • Requested funding for the temp position to assist with IRB B implementation
  • Developing training materials for IRB B members, faculty, staff, and students
  • Contacting ASU Deans and Department Chairs to set-up training with respective faculty and staff regarding the GRU Augusta Human Subjects Research Protection Program and IRB Review Process

 

Research: OHRP/IRB Work Team Update

  • GHSU-OHRP provided on-site training at ASU regarding the Human Subjects Research Protection Program and IRB Process for GRU.  Due to low attendance (only 3 ASU attendees), the training has been revamped to focus on schools and departments.
  • ASU IRB Chair has granted GHSU access to the ASU CITI page.
  • ASU IRB Chair has been granted access to the eIRB training environment to begin reviewing the Social/Behavioral IRB forms.
  • GHSU OHRP has requested funding for a temporary position to assist with IRB B (Social/Behavioral IRB) implementation.
  • IRB Members for IRB have been identified and will be contacted between 10/24-11/9 regarding membership.
  • An IRB B member training plan has been identified and will be implemented in November and December.
  • Draft IRB policy regarding Student Research and Classroom Projects has been reviewed and discussed with the OHRP/IRB Consolidation Work Team.
  • Developing training materials for IRB B members, faculty, staff, and students
  • Contacting ASU Deans and Department Chairs to set-up training with respective faculty and staff regarding the GRU Augusta Human Subjects Research Protection Program and IRB Review Process
  • Finalizing the GRU Augusta IRB policy regarding Student Research and Classroom Projects

 

Research Work Teams Update

Clinical Research Work Team

  • Since there were no offices to consolidate, this team’s primary deliverable is training for ASU once the consolidation is complete.

Lab Animal Services Work Team

  • Completing SOP edits to incorporate ASU procedures.
  • Communicating with ASU faculty (animal users) to discuss what additional surgical procedures and animal use locations would need to be added to the eSirius software. 
  • Incorporating the additional species into the eSirius program.

Office of Human Research Protection/IRB Work Team

  • ASU’s IRB developed inventory of active protocols (protocols approved within the last year).
  • ASU’s IRB required all active human subjects researchers to complete CITI by May 31, 2012.
  • Reviewing new IRBs, membership, and requirements.
  • ASU reviewed GHSU policies to determine if there are additional items needed to address student research.
  • Holding monthly Brown-Bag Sessions on The Consolidated IRB for ASU faculty, staff, and students.
  • ASU IRB Chair reviewing the eIRB Social/Behavioral Smart Forms and prepare a template to be used during the Fall 2012 semester for IRB applications.
  • GHSU OHRP provided ASU IRB Chair the administrative analysis intake checklists used by GHSU’s IRB.
  • ASU IRB Chair reviewing the activities of the faculty to determine if there is any research being conducted that has not been accounted for.
  • GHSU’s OHRP benchmarking with other IRBs to provide feedback to the work team regarding IRB review of student projects.

Technology Transfer Work Team

  • Working with Legal to develop a melded IP policy that is fully consistent with Board of Regents IP policy.

Sponsored Programs Pre- & Post-Award Work Teams

  • Teams continue to meet on a weekly basis with new AVP of Research Administration.
  • New grant opportunity database being tested.
  • Developing goals, strategies and benchmarks for strategic plan.
  • Developing employee training for new ASU employee to understand procedures and processes.