April 9, 2020

New COVID-19 Questions

Added questions to the human subjects study application (HUM), amendment (AME), and ORIO (ADV) smartforms to indicate if the study is related to COVID-19 or has had changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRB Staff

Added a new HUM activity, Update Covid-19 Status, for IRB Core Staff to edit question 1.1.3, which indicates how the research is related to COVID-19. The activity is available in any state except Terminated or Withdrawn, and not when an amendment is in progress.  Staff should refer to IRB procedures for guidance on permissible use of this activity.