Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, blogs, chat rooms, online forums, or other social networking sites for your research? How about Zoom or a similar platform? Or perhaps a mobile app for data collection? Online research is popular right now but it’s not always clear when to seek permissions or what to disclose to participants.  The IRB is here to help!


NIH is extending the period of delayed enforcement for registration and results reporting, originally announced in NOT-OD-18-212, through September 24, 2023. This delayed enforcement is only applicable to BESH studies submitted to funding opportunities designated as “basic experimental studies with humans” in the title.


Research conducted by UCSB researchers is considered fundamental research, as long as there are no restrictions on publishing the research and the research results are ordinarily published and shared broadly within the scientific community.


Human subjects research that is classified as “exempt” means that the research qualifies as no risk or minimal risk to subjects and is exempt from most of the requirements of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, but is still considered research requiring an IRB review for an exemption determination.


To help researchers better understand how to promote transparency in relation to outside financial interests and relationships, we have created a list of best practices for addressing potential conflicts of interest.


International shipments must comply with export control laws. Shipments of some items to certain countries may require a license from the U.S. government. 


OHRP Exception to the 2018 Single IRB Review Requirements for Certain HHS-Conducted or -Supported Cooperative Research Activities Subject During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has determined that, for studies that are conducted or supported by HHS and subject to the 2018 Requirement