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Next IRB meeting: December 19, 2018

Our meeting schedule returns to the third Wednesday of the month this December. Items for review should be submitted through the electronic IRB system (eIRB) by the end of work on Monday, December 3, 2018.


Breaking News!  IRBNet is Coming to KPNW

11/30/2018 – The National Compliance in Research Support Program (N-CRSP) at KFRI is leading a project to transition all eight regions to the IRBNet electronic platform with the hope of encouraging greater consistency and more effective collaboration across regional IRBs.  KPNW will adopt IRBNet in Q1 2019.

Read the Official Announcement

DEADLINE for IRB submissions before the transition is January 4, 2019!

The Revised Common Rule is effective on January 21, 2019!

Review our Revised Common Rule page for information about what to expect over the next few months.  Additional guidance materials and education opportunities will be announced soon.  Check back frequently for updates!

Research Compliance Committee

  • CHR Research Compliance Committee (local/NW) meets the second Monday of the month.
  • Hawaii CHR representatives join the committee on a quarterly basis.

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Research Compliance Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter Archive

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