Office Closed 12/25 – 01/04 and AURA Grants Upgrade

The University has implemented a winter recess this year; the IRB Office will close on 12/25/2020 and reopen on 01/04/2021. In addition, the AURA Grants application will also be going through a major upgrade beginning December 24 at noon through January 4 at 8 a.m. ...

SBS-IRB follow up to researchers COVID-19

Dear Investigators, I am writing to follow up on the message on Monday, March 16, from Provost Lee regarding the University’s direction to immediately stop research activities that require in-person interactions with subjects unless they directly benefit the subject,...

SBS IRB Message Regarding COVID-19

Dear Researchers, In this evolving environment, we write to assure the social and behavioral sciences research community that our primary concern is for the safety of our research participants and UChicago research team members, and our primary goal is to support...

New SBS IRB Website

As you may have noticed, our website has moved to a new platform. We apologize for any inconvenience as we migrate and update information, templates, and guidance materials. Please contact Cheri Pettey (cpettey@uchicago.edu) with any questions, concerns, broken links,...

Revised Common Rule Requirements Effective 01/21/19

(Originally posted 1/22/2019) Most changes are designed to reduce burden on investigators and take advantage of the new flexibility offered whenever possible. In the coming weeks and months you may notice some revised application questions, new/revised guidance, and...