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***IRBNet is Now Live!!***

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Individuals who had an account in the old eIRB system received an email from Andrea Seykora on February 12 with their IRBNet login information and instructions.

If you did not receive this email, you likely already have an account with IRBNet through your work with other regions or institutions.  Log in and your KPNW studies should now appear under "My Projects."  If you forgot your login information, click the "Forgot your Password?" link on the IRBNet home page or contact KFRI at (833) 265-4779 or 8-428-3803 (tie-line) or via email at eIRBsupport@kp.org.

All submissions must now be made in IRBNet.  The old eIRB system is still available for access by CHR staff should you need to look up historical details of your study.

Next IRB meeting: May 15, 2019 

Submission deadline for May IRB Meeting: May 1, 2019


NEW!  Express Exemptions

Under the Revised Common Rule, effective January 21, 2019, more studies qualify for exemption.  Exemption means that after an initial determination by the IRB, no further review is required unless there is a significant change in the project.  We are piloting a new initiative to make it quicker and easier to get an exemption.  You can even do this before you submit your proposal!

Express Exemption Instructions

Express Exemption Request Form

The new process is optional.  You may still choose to complete a full study submission, and the IRB will still issue an exemption determination if the study fits an applicable exempt category.

Review our Revised Common Rule page for information about new exemption categories and more.

Now Available: Tools for GCP Compliance in Social-Behavioral Research

Research Compliance convened a work group starting in 2017 to create materials for social/behavioral research that can help study teams navigate the GCP requirements. If you are on a grant or have a protocol that requires the research follow GCP, we anticipate these tools will be helpful for you. See the Quality Improvement and Monitoring page for the tools and more information!

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.

View 2019 RCC Charter & Membership

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Forms & Templates


Designed to enable researchers and IRB reviewers to manage all aspects of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) administration process.

Research Compliance Newsletter

Spring 2019 Newsletter Archive

Policies & Guidance


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