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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.
Tulane University is currently seeking re-accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Our AAHRPP site visit has been scheduled for May 29 through May 31, 2013. The site visit will include interviews with researchers, research staff, IRB members and IRB staff, as well as various administrators and program directors that have been chosen by the agency. AAHRPP will provide a list of individuals that have been selected for interviews in advance, but reserves the right to contact other persons associated with the human subjects protection program during the site visit. Once we are provided with the list, we will contact the selected individuals to schedule interview preparations.
If your study will involve the use of any medical records, services (including pharmacy), supplies and/or facilities of Tulane University Hospital and Clinic and/or Lakeside Hospital, you will need to contact the Tulane University SPA Office to process the necessary paperwork to obtain TUHC approval for your study. Please contact Verna Lee email@example.com with any questions.
An Interdepartmental(IT) form is to be submitted to the Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) for Industry Sponsored submissions (Initial Submissions and Continuing Reviews). Please note that this requirement is stated on the Initial Submission Checklist for Initial Submissions and on the Secondary Submission Checklist for Continuing Reviews. Not receiving an IT for your study can cause a delay in processing and review. Another delay can occur if your IT is completed incorrectly or if we are unable to identify your study based on the information provided on your IT. Please be sure to view the Sample IT under IRB Fees in the Policies link to make sure your IT is completed correctly.
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. For more information about Conflict of Interest and other related issues, please contact Genean Mathieu at 504-247-1286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request COI disclosure information in regards to the revised regulation regarding COI, please send the request in writing to:
Attn: Administrative Compliance Specialist
Office of the General Counsel, Tulane University
300 Gibson Hall, 6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
Institutional Review Board, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-2665 email@example.com