IRBMED Initiates “Fast Track” Review of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Project Submissions
Arising from the economic stimulus plan funding opportunities, the IRBMED has enhanced the turnaround time for review and approval of these projects. University IRB offices have also worked with the Michigan Administrative Information Service (MAIS) eResearch Regulatory Management team to develop a “flag” in eResearch to better identify and facilitate the review of these projects by all committees, including any necessary core and ancillary committees. For amending studies that are still in the Legacy system (paper applications) please flag them by writing "ARRA SUBMISSION" in bold print at the top of your application and include a cover letter noting this is an ARRA submission.
The IRBMED currently conducts three (3) convened board meetings per week. These meetings will be lengthened to accommodate the ARRA project reviews. Should additional meetings beyond the current board meetings be required the IRBMED will notify the research study teams.
Research study teams are advised to notify the IRBMED office as soon as possible that an ARRA project application has or will be submitted in eResearch or Legacy.
For more information and updates please visit the following website at http://www.med.umich.edu/u/recovery/research. For assistance/questions you may reach the IRBMED office at (734)763-4768.