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Updated 7/15/20: Resuming Clinical Research Studies
3/24/20: NCI CIRB Information About COVID-19
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Common Rule Change Presentation 1.11.19
- Human Subjects Research Symposium
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.