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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

ORS News

Winter Break IRB Submission Deadline & Office Closure

The Office of Research Support (ORS) will be closed December 22, 2014 and will reopen January 2, 2015.

In order to assist you in planning your IRB protocol submissions and ensure the ORS is able to facilitate the review of the submissions, the exempt and expedited protocols received by November 30 will be processed before the end of business on December 19.

Researchers should ensure complete and accurate IRB protocol submissions per IRB requirements and that training and financial interest disclosures are completed by research personnel. If substantial revisions are needed or training is incomplete, the review of the protocol may not meet the deadline timeframe.

All efforts made to avoid waiting until the last day are appreciated.

Quorum Review IRB Webinar: Reviewing Research Involving Medical Devices
September 25, 2015

Date: September 25, 2014
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: FAC 426HH

Reviewing research involving medical devices is challenging – ethical principles, regulatory requirements, and device documentation issues abound. This presentation breaks down the complexities to provide an understanding of medical devices as used in clinical trials. We will cover:

  • Regulations governing medical device research in the U.S. and Canada
  • Terms such as Class 1, 510(k), PMA, IDE, NSR, Exempt, Licensed, and ITA
  • Special considerations for combination products, humanitarian use devices, in vitro diagnostics, and adaptive clinical trials

To register, visit or search for RC 393 in TXClass.

ORS Educational Session & Workshop Series - RC 501 DRC Workshop
October 15, 2015

Date: October 15, 2014
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: FAC 328

Departmental Review Chairs/Committees (DRCs) will meet in a Workshop hosted by the Office of Research Support (ORS) to:

  1. review and enhance the efficiency of the IRB submission process
  2. to learn about important IRB updates
  3. to share ideas, expertise, and network with other DRCs; and
  4. to provide the ORS with important feedback to assist those with their roles as DRC.

To register, visit or search for RC 501 in TXClass.

AAHRPP Webinar - Reportable Events: Developing Policies and Procedures to Guide HRPPs from the Initial Evaluation to Final Reporting
October 30, 2014

Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Location: FAC 426HH

This area of the regulations and guidance by the Department of Health and Human Services remains one of the most difficult areas for HRPPs to master. What do investigator’s need to report to the IRB?   What procedures should IRB’s follow to evaluate these events? This webinar will describe the challenges, and offer some methods for improving outcomes including specific examples of methods employed by AAHRPP-accredited organizations.  The presentation will include tools and strategies for HRPPs to follow from the first discovery of non-compliance or unanticipated problems involving risk to participants (including reports of protocol deviations), to assist them in investigating, reviewing and reporting these events.

To register, visit or search for RC 394 in TXClass.

Change in Full Board Review Study Packet Submissions

Investigators submitting full board proposals are no longer required to submit 20 paper copies of their submission packets. Researchers are requested to submit one paper or electronic copy (pdf only) of their entire proposal to the Office of Research Support by the submission deadline.

Paper Submission Information:

Office of Research Support
Building and Room: FAC 426
Campus Mail Code: A3200

Electronic Submission (pdf only):

If you have any questions about this change, please contact the IRB Program Coordinator assigned to your department.

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