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Current list of CUMC IT certified systems:


10/21/2016 Revised Guidance for Protocol Deviations and Violations

Visit the Morningside IRB Office on Tuesdays

from 10:00-11:00 am without an appointment*

When: Any Tuesday

Where: Studebaker Building

615 West 131st Street, 3rd Floor

(Building entrance is on W. 132nd Street due to construction)

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am


*Alternatively an appointment may be scheduled





Policy & Guidance Refresher

Sponsor-Investigator Responsibilities

When a Principal Investigator (PI) is acting as a Sponsor-Investigator, additional consideration must be given as to how compliance with FDA requirements will be maintained. The Columbia University FDA Compliance Program for FDA-regulated Human Subjects Research outlines the institutional oversight of S-I research.




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Information for Research Subjects
  • Research at Columbia University
  • What is the IRB?
  • Should I Participate in Research?
About the HRPP / IRB
  • Purpose / Scope / Responsibilities
  • IRB Roster and Meeting Schedule
  • Quality Improvement Program
  • Compliance Oversight
  • Federalwide Assurance
Contact Us
 Submitting a Protocol
  • RASCAL Tutorial
  • Tips for Efficient Protocol Review
  • Resubmitting
  • Creating Consent Forms

Maintaining IRB Approval

  • Modifying a Protocol
  • Renewing a Protocol
  • Other Reporting Requirements

     -Adverse Events                                     

     -Protocol Deviations & Violations  
     -Interim Analysis / Safety Reports

  • Closing out a Project

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