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Institutional Review Board
Weiskotten Hall
Rm. 1109
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4317
Fax: 315 464-4318

Updated 7/15/20: Resuming Clinical Research Studies

Updated 12/4/20:  FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

3/27/20: IRB Guidance Regarding Protocol Deviations, Protocol Exceptions & Notifications of Study Hold/Suspension or Termination During COVID-19 Crisis

3/24/20: NCI CIRB Information About COVID-19

3/23/20: Important Announcement About Human Subject Research

3/12/20: COVID-19: Facilitating Changes to Protect Research Participants (WIRB-Copernicus IRB and Upstate IRB)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): Human Research Protection Program/IRB

FWA# 00005967

IORG# 0000234
IRB# 00000391

Upstate IRB

Upstate has one internal IRB, appointed by the Institutional Official (IO). The IRB is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human research subjects, through review and oversight of safe and ethical research. It discharges this duty by complying with the requirements of federal and state regulations, the FWA, and organizational policies.

The IRB functions independently of, but in coordination with, other organizational committees and officials. The IRB, however, makes independent determinations whether to approve, require modification in, or disapprove research based upon whether human subjects are adequately protected.

Research that has been reviewed and approved by the IRB may be subject to review and disapproval by officials of the organization. However, those officials may not approve human research that has not been approved or has been disapproved by the IRB.

Upstate Medical University uses IRBNet for the electronic administration and management of its IRB. All projects must be submitted via IRBNet. Please refer to the Read Me First document in IRBNet for specific instructions on how to submit a New Project to the IRB for review. In addition, all reviews (scientific and board reviews), IRB decisions and actions are communicated to the PI on IRBNet. 

Use & Disclosure of Protected Health Information

Upon IRB approval of a research study, the use and disclosure of individually identifiable health information created, received or maintained by University Hospital must conform to the SUNY Upstate Medical University Policy, Uses and Disclosures of PHI for Research Purposes. Such information can be requested from University Hospital by submitting the Patient Data/Information Request Form according to the process outlined in the policy.

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