Federal Wide Assurance #: FWA00002055
The primary goal of the Tulane University Human Research Protection Office is to balance the protection of human subjects while promoting and facilitating the research enterprise, and to maintain an open and cooperative relationship with the research community.
Before beginning research at Tulane University, all research personnel must complete the CITI Training Program; this can be completed at:
Tulane University HRPO Contact Information:
Tulane University HRPO
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1705, TW-36
New Orleans, LA 70112
If any investigator or their research staff would like to schedule a meeting with the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) staff to answer questions about prospective or ongoing human subjects research projects, IRBNet electronic submissions, or questions on IRB review requirements, please send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tulane University IRB have been granted AAHRPP re-accreditation for a 5-year period. As such, please refer to the revised HRPP SOPs as several changes have been implemented. We will be implementing revised forms and supplements, to include required items by AAHRPP. All new IRB forms will be uploaded into the IRBNet System Library on April 1, 2014; old versions of forms will not be accepted after March 31, 2014.
The following documents have been revised:
- (On-line) Application Part 1
- Application for Exempt Research
- Application for Expedited and Full Board Review (Biomedical) or Application Part 2 (Biomedical)
- Application for Expedited and Full Board Review (Social/Behavorial) or Application Part 2 (Social/Behavioral)
- Supplemental Forms (A-N)
- Supplemental Form O - (NEW Supplemental Form when PHI will be collected)
- Continuing Review Form
- Amendment Form
- Closure Form
- Event Reporting Form - (NEW Form to be used for Protocol Deviations, Exceptions, Violations, Unanticipated Problems, Non-Compliance of any sort)
- Human Subjects Research Determination Form - (NEW Form to determine if IRB review is required)
Please feel free to contact the HRPO at 988-2665 or email@example.com, if you have any questions and/or concerns regarding this matter.
If your study will be conducted within Tulane University Medical Center and/or Lakeside Hospital, please contact the SPA Office to obtain approval. Please contact Verna Lee firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
An Interdepartmental(IT) Form is required to be submitted to the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) for Industry Sponsored Initial Submissions and Continuing Reviews. Please be sure to view the Sample IT under IRB Fees in the Policies link to make sure your IT is completed correctly.
All conflict of interest (COI) matters are to be resolved before the IRB may act to approve a submission. This includes COI issues that relate to PIs, investigators, and key personnel.
The Conflict of Interest Form must be submitted to the General Counsel's Office before beginning any research at Tulane University. In addition, researchers are now required to comply with the revised Tulane University COI policy to complete and submit COI training via the CITI online training modules. For instructions on how to access and complete the CITI COI training modules, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Genean Mathieu, Administrative Compliance Specialist for the Tulane University Conflict of Interest Committee, at email@example.com or (504) 247-1286 for guidance and/or clarification.
Institutional Review Board, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-2665 firstname.lastname@example.org