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IRB Office Hours Flyer (PDF)
A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy requires prior approval from the NIH awarding Institute/Center for a change that increases risk to human subjects of a NIH funded active award. The changes cannot be implemented without prior NIH approval (even after the IRB has approved the modification).
Upon approval by the IRB of the amendment, the Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for contacting his/her pre-award office. The pre-award office will work with the PI to submit a request for approval to NIH. This must be done at least 30 days before implementing the proposed change.
The changes included the following:
The link to this new guidance can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-129.html.
The UH Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all human subject research protocols that originate from:
Statement of Compliance (PDF)
The UH IRB consists of three boards, one of which specializes in the review of cancer research. The three committees are referred to as J Committee, M Committee and C Committee. The J Committee and M Committees meet every two weeks on Tuesdays (except holidays) at 3:30pm. The C Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month (except holidays) at 2:30pm. The deadline for protocol submission is 10 days before the meeting date.
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