Nov 30, 2016 9:00 AMNew Penn Medicine Policy for Clinical Research

Dear Penn Medicine Colleague:

Aug 02, 2016 3:30 PMNew Form Available for HIPAA Waiver Requests

An updated version of the Request for Waiver of HIPAA Authorization form has been developed. The new version is now available on the IRB website and is required for all new studies seeking to obtain a waiver of HIPAA authorization submitted after August 1, 2016.

Jul 26, 2016 10:15 AMNew Document Available for Data Protection Requirements

The Penn IRB has released a new document outlining requirements for electronic data protection for research involving the use of directly-identifiable protected health information.

Jul 07, 2016 12:45 PMHSERA Continuing Review Application Revisions - update

HSERA Continuing Review Application Revisions - update

Jul 07, 2016 10:15 AMHSERA Continuing Review Format Change

The formatting revisions to the HSERA Continuing Review application have been fully implemented. The "How to Submit" page for continuing reviews has been updated with instructions for creating continuing reviews with the new application.



May 11, 2016 11:00 AMRevised Process for Submitting New Human Gene Transfer (HGT) Protocols


Apr 14, 2016 1:00 PMContinuing Review Form Update

April 14, 2016 - As promised, the piloted submission forms released on 3.1.16 have been updated to incorporate feedback and requests we recieved from the research community members who started using the new forms early.

Jan 25, 2016 6:00 PMNew HIPAA Template Language

The IRB has provided a new template for HIPAA language. A clean version is provided in the "Forms" page. A version showing the changes made in January 2016 compared to the old version is available under the "Recruitment and Consent" section of the "Guidance" tab.

Jan 25, 2016 5:45 PMUpdated IRB Fee Information

Please note that the IRB has updated its policy for fees associated with the ongoing review of industry sponsored studies. Please see the "IRB Fees" section under the "About" tab for updates on this policy.

Jan 04, 2016 8:30 AMWinter Break

The IRB office will be closed in alignment with the University winter break from December 25th, 2015 through January 1, 2016.  We will re-open at 9am on January 4th, 2016.

Aug 31, 2015 9:00 AMOffice of Clinical Research (OCR) "New Protocol Templates"

In partnership with the Institutional Review Board, the Office of Clinical Research has developed four protocol templates to assist investigators and research teams in the protocol development process.  It is our intention that the use of the templates will provide helpful guidance and reduce the

Jul 22, 2015 10:30 AMIRB Annual Office Outing

The IRB office will be closing at 11:00 AM on Wednesday July 22,2015 for the annual office outing. We will re-open on Thursday July 23 for normal business hours. If any emergent issues or requests require IRB review after 11:00 am on Wednesday, please contact Tracy Ziolek at 215-868-3114.

Oct 23, 2014 4:00 PMSAVE THE DATE: OHRP Research Community Forum:

Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent – Philadelphia, PA – October 23rd and 24th, 2014

Oct 23, 2014 11:00 AMOHRP Philadelphia conference "scholarship"

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is co-sponsoring a Research Community Forum (RCF) with local institutions in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday and Friday, October 23rd and 24th 2014 entitled “Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent.” If you are currently a member of the research

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 PMThe Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., (AAHRPP)

AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs)

Aug 08, 2014 8:30 AMIRB Summer Educational Series 2014

The IRB has just announced the schedule for the upcoming IRB Summer Educational Series 2014.  Please check the "Training and Educational" page for more information.

Jun 23, 2014 4:30 PMPress Release: An Ethical Framework on Data and Technology Use for Learning Research in Higher Education

A group of educators, scientists, and legal/ethical scholars convened at the Asilomar Conference Grounds on June 1-4, 2014 and issued an ethical framework to inform decisions about appropriate use of data and technology in learning research for higher education.O

Jun 16, 2014 9:00 AMIRB Launches New Website

IRB new website is going live on April 16, 2014!

May 23, 2014 3:15 PMNew OCR guidance for Sponsor Investigators

What are the Qualifications for IND Sponsors and Sponsor-Investigators?