Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

August 24, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: Institutional Review Board annual fall seminar

The university’s Institutional Review Board has scheduled its annual fall seminar for:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Baylor Sciences Building E125

This seminar will provide beneficial information to both new and seasoned researchers, as well as anyone who signs into IRBNet as an advisor or departmental representative.

Among topics to be discussed are the role of the Institutional Review Board, requirements for a Principal Investigator, and accessing IRBNet and CITI for research purposes. The AVPR, Director of Compliance and the IRB Chair and Vice-Chair will be on hand to present information and respond to questions.

Additionally, the presenters will address the new submission and follow-up forms that are now required in IRBNet.

No RSVP needed, but seating is based on a first come, first serve basis.  Contact Deb Penney at 254-710-3708 with any questions.

December 10, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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IRB votes to require use of updated forms for protocol submission

Baylor’s Institutional Review Board has recently voted to require investigators to use a new set of forms and templates for protocol submission through the online IRBNet system.  The new forms were released in August, but old versions of the forms have remained in the system and use of the new versions has been optional during the transitional period.

Following the recent IRB announcement, the old forms will be removed from the website at the end of the current semester.  As of Jan. 12, 2015 only the new forms will be accepted for review. Researchers who have used the old forms in the past and may have saved them for future use should be aware that those forms will not be accepted in new submissions beginning with the Jan. 12 date.

The research website and associated links are still undergoing preparation for future change as we continue to develop web pages that are informative and user-friendly for our researcher community. We continue to offer our thanks to you for your patience during this transition. Contact Deb Penney at 710-3708 with any questions.