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IRB information regarding COVID-19

The guidelines below apply ONLY to studies overseen by the NIH IRB.  If the study is overseen by a non-NIH IRB, you must follow the policies of that IRB.

For all sponsored studies, you must receive sponsor approval for any changes to the protocol.

October 28, 2020

Changes to the NIH sIRB exception process in response to COVID-19

July 13, 2020

Informed Consent During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 7, 2020

Important information regarding COVID-19 related research

March 31, 2020

OHSRP Procedures Related to COVID-19 Research and the PREP Act

March 30, 2020

IRB continued operations and facilitation of the rapid review of any human subjects research related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

March 12, 2020

Instructions to be followed for treating a patient with a study drug at a non-study location

March 11, 2020

NIH IRB Guidelines for protocol deviations during COVID-19 outbreak