Please be aware that the Homewood IRB’s electronic protocol system, eHIRB, is undergoing required revisions in order to be compliant with the Revised Common Rule, 45 CFR Part 46. The process will be complete on or near February 1, 2019. This may cause a delay in approval of new IRB applications only. Previously approved applications will not be affected.
New Homewood IRB applications not fully approved/acknowledged by January 21, 2019, will not receive full IRB approval/acknowledgement until after the updated eHIRB application is deployed on or near February 1, 2019. However, the administrative pre-review process will proceed as usual.
We are diligently working to implement the required updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience during this transition. Please contact the HIRB office with any concerns or questions.