What's New


Here's a look at the most recent developments in the Human Research Protection Program:

Guidance Tab
May 15, 2019

It is the goal of the IRB to provide helpful, relevant information to all AU research personnel.  To obtain guidance on a wide variety of relevant topics, please look to your left and find the new Guidance tab.  Useful information and “aging” notices from the What’s New page will be available under the Guidance tab.  If you find there are specific topics requiring additional guidance to completely understand, please email us at IRBadmin@auburn.edu


IS MY ACTIVITY RESEARCH?

May 8, 2019

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has prepared human subjects regulations decision charts to help researchers, IRBs, and others determine whether an activity is research involving human subjects that must be reviewed by an IRB per requirements of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations at 45 CFR part 46.  The charts address decisions on:

  • whether an activity is research that must be reviewed by an IRB;
  • whether the review may be performed by expedited procedures, and
  • whether informed consent or its documentation may be waived.

The charts are for use in conjunction with, not excluding, applicable regulatory provisions and requirements including FDA, NIH, sponsors, or state or local governments.  The charts are available online

https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/decision-charts/index.html.  

AU Policies and Procedures are available online at https://cws.auburn.edu/OVPR/pm/compliance/irb/guidance


FORMS FAQ

Forms may be converted to WORD for completion.  Once all information is provided, convert back to PDF prior to submitting via irbsubmit@auburn.edu


Updating forms – An Ongoing Process. 

As the AU Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) continues to respond to researchers’ suggestions and changes to the common rule, members of the AU research community can anticipate changes to many familiar forms.  To stay abreast of the improvements, we encourage you to periodically check the What’s New? page on our website. 

On our forms page a new version (04.22.19) of the AU IRB Request for Exemption form has replaced the previous version of the form.  As of April 22, 2019, this version of the form is the only version that will be accepted. Click here to access the revised Exemption form.

On our forms page a new version (04.15.19) of the AU IRB Request for Modification form has replaced the previous version of the form.  As of April 15, 2019, this version of the form is the only version that will be accepted. Click here to access the revised Modification form.