IRB Announcements & Newsletters

Last updated October 14, 2022

UPDATED February 1, 2023

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Update: Learn more here.

TRAINING UPDATE: Effective October 1, 2022, all Cornell study personnel involved in Exempt research protocols are now required to complete CITI training in human participant research ethics. See details here. For more information about Cornell IRB training requirements, visit the IRB Training webpage.

Below you can find all announcements & newsletters that have been sent to IRB researchers since October 2021.


IRB Newsletter: Summer 2023

July 7, 2023

1. New NIH Data Sharing and Management Policy 
2. RASS-COI - System for Conflicts of Interest Reporting
3. One Year In: RASS-IRB Quirks and Reminders
4. Cornell University Buying Manual Update - Paying Human Participants
5. Freedom of Information Request Procedures
6. Welcome, VPRI Dr. Krystyn Van Vliet

IRB Newsletter: Fall 2022

September 27, 2022

1. Final Reminder: New Exempt Protocol Training Requirement - Effective 10/1/22
2. Revised Guidance for Conducting In-Person Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic
3. New and Upcoming Resources
4. RASS-IRB Tips
5. New staff, Valerie and Lydia

IRB News: New Training Requirement for Exempt Research

July 29, 2022

The IRB announced that as of October 1, 2022, research team members on all protocols are required to have human participant research training, rather than only members of Expedited and Full Board protocols.

IRB News: Amendments to Migrated Protocols

April 25, 2022

Following the launch of the RASS-IRB system, the IRB shared guidance for amending migrated protocols, those that had been reviewed and approved before RASS.

RASS-IRB Launch Plan

Updated May 19, 2022

The IRB shared details regarding the implementation of the RASS-IRB system for handling protocols.

IRB News Fall 2021

October 28, 2021

1. Updated IRB guidance on research during the COVID-19 pandemic
2. New online IRB system in development
3. Tips on submitting a new protocol application