The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has designated that all research activities involving in-person contact with research participants may resume after submission and approval of COVID-19 protective procedural documents.
ORE to Host Virtual IRB Panel Series
Faculty Share Best Practices for Human Subjects Research in Fall 2020
In response to recommendations from UT’s Re-Imagining Fall Task Force about supporting human subjects research, the Office of Research and Engagement has developed a series of panel discussions on transitioning from in-person to virtually conducted research. One-on-one coaching will also be available to researchers who require additional advice on conducting human subjects research online. Continue reading
Pruett Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Responsible Conduct of Research
Sarah Pruett has been promoted to the role of Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Research Integrity Officer (RIO) in the Office of Research and Engagement effective December 1, 2019. She assumed the role following the departure of Robert Nobles who held the position for five years.
Pruett has been at UT since April 2018 when she was hired as the director of research integrity and research integrity compliance officer. As part of the Office of Research Integrity, she was responsible for investigating allegations of research misconduct at the university and provided research integrity training to raise awareness on campus of the institutional plan for the responsible conduct of research. Continue reading
Register Now for Summer 2018 IRB 101 Workshops
Registration is now open for the Summer 2018 Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101 Workshop Series. IRB 101 is an overview of IRB requirements and procedures, and is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to receive human subjects approval for research at the University of Tennessee.
The Office of Research and Engagement, in collaboration with the IRB and the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) offer these workshops to provide an introduction or refresher on the IRB approval process. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the IRB and HRPP staff. Topics the workshop will cover consist of:
- Why IRB approval is needed
- How to submit an IRB application
- A walkthrough of the IRB process on campus
- Who is able to help with an IRB application
Find a listing for each session with registration and details here.
IRB Improves Review Times, iMedRIS Updated
In an effort to increase communication, transparency, and collaboration in the research community, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) would like to share some short program updates.
Tammy Loy joined the HRPP as an IRB Compliance Specialist effective September 8. She comes to UT from PMG Research, a company that helps facilitate clinical research trials, where she worked as a clinical research coordinator. Loy will be instrumental in increasing the office’s capacity to provide support to researchers and improving efficiencies, including turnaround time of reviews.