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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.

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RC 396 - AAHRPP Webinar: Single IRB Review for Multisite Studies. Promoting Quality Review

Date: May 5, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Location: 426HH

Topics: During the past several years, the human research enterprise has witnessed an increase in the use of a single IRB for review of multi-site studies. “Single IRB review” refers to a multitude of models, including, institution-based, independent, central, collaborative, or lead-IRB review. With the issuance by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of a draft policy to promote the use of a single IRB for multi-site studies funded by the NIH, as well as the ANPRM emphasis on promoting efficiency through the use of single IRB review, it is an opportune time to examine guidance available for relying on a single IRB in multi-site studies. This webinar will discuss the SACRHRP recommendations on the topic, including consideration of local context, applicable law and local standards, participant safety and post-approval monitoring, and other essential issues for HRPP consideration. Participants will learn what to consider in Authorization Agreements, how to develop processes to oversee ongoing research and what information to obtain from the investigative site when your IRB is the IRB of record. In addition, examples of how to best utilize staff, as well as ways to reduce time-consuming activities that do not contribute to research review or oversight, will be discussed.

To register, visit or search for RC 396 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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