Updates

WVU+kc IRB Protocol Questionnaire Updates 5/19/2016

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance and ITS would like to inform you that the questionnaires for the IRB Protocol module are in the process of being updated. There are changes that have already been implemented and many more that will be done over the next few days. These changes will affect all protocol types and should be apparent to all customers in the process of submitting an IRB protocol, making requested revisions to a protocol, or submitting an amendment or renewal. You must update all questionnaire sections that have been modified to the newest version before you can submit your protocol. For additional information about updating questionnaires, see Questionnaire page validation error article in TeamDynamix. We appreciate your patience as we implement enhancements to the IRB protocol questionnaires in order to clarify questions and improve display logic.

If you receive an incident report while trying to submit your IRB protocol, please refer back to the Questionnaire page to ensure all sections of the questionnaire have been updated and completed.  Once these are completed, you should be able to submit your protocol with no issues. 

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WVU+kc IRB Updates 5/1/2016

There was an update of the WVU+kc system over the weekend of April 30, 2016.  The main purpose of this release was to increase system performance for the IRB Protocol module. Users should expect to experience a noticeable improvement in the time it takes to search for protocols and when navigating from tab to tab within a protocol.

 IRB Protocol

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Welcoming a new team member to the ORIC

Johnathan Herczyk, MPH, is a Human Subject Research IRB Administrator in the West Virginia University Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC). A graduate of West Virginia University’s School of Public Health, John focused on Epidemiology and worked as a graduate research assistant at the WVU Injury Control Research Center.  His efforts were focused on projects relating to prescription drug misuse and abuse in West Virginia. 

John also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA.  While a student, he worked as a teaching assistant for General Biology Laboratories, Human Biology, and Histology.  Prior to joining the WVU ORIC, John worked as a counselor for juveniles placed into residential treatment programs.    

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Winter/Fall 2015 ORIC Newsletter

I would like to inform you of a new edition of the ORIC newsletter. This edition can be found here and contains news on several items, including:

 •        New and updated IRB standard operating procedures for human research

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WVU+kc Updates 10/5/2015

Information Technology Services (ITS) appreciates your patience with this weekend’s outage of the WVU+kc (Kuali Coeus) electronic research administration system.  The following enhancements have been made:

IRB Module

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Writing and editing support available to WVCTSI members

Brandi Talkington, PhD, research coordinator, provides support to WVCTSI member investigators only, including NIH manuscript compliance guidance, IRB and protocol submission support, and writing and presentation development. She has specific experience in supporting investigators for whom English is a second language.

 Those WVCTSI members seeking assistance with IRB submissions and writing and/or editing abstracts, manuscripts, or PowerPoint or poster presentations should contact Brandi at bnsnyder@hsc.wvu.edu or 304-581-1959. Her office is located in WVCTSI's administrative offices in suite 2244 of the WVU Health Sciences Center. 

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