On January 21 2019, CSUSM IRB office along with other IRBs across the county will implement the revised federal regulations (also referred to as "Revised Rule" and "Revised Common Rule"). Our federal regulators have put together a video that provides an overview of the changes in the Revised Rule. Watch here: What's New in IRB Review Under the Revised Common Rule. For more information, visit Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) website.
We are holding 1-hour information sessions for CSUSM faculty, students, and staff on January 25, 2019 in Kellogg 5102. Please sign up for a session here!
Important: IRB Office will be closed during winter break to updated the forms and the website to reflect the changes. The new forms will be available on January 14, 2019 and reviews will resume January 22 2019.
While there are a number of revisions that are included in the Revised Rule, the most notable are:
We do not foresee these changes having a negative impact on your research. CSUSM IRB Office has already implemented the three burden reducing provisions including the elimination of continuing review for the expedited review studies as of July, 2018. If your existing expedited review is up for continuation review after July, 2018 and you need an updated consent form with no expiration date, please contact the IRB office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember if you are making changes to an already approved project, you still must fill out and submit a "Minor Modification Form"