September 27th, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

As the Fall season begins and leaves start changing color, this month’s article discusses the new color-coded instructions feature contained in the updated templates now available on the IRB website. Workshops on using the templates are going on now through October 7.

Also check out:

  • “Things to Know” on important changes effective for INITIAL SUBMISSIONS on or after November 1, 2016
  • “The CRRO Corner” on the signature line for the person obtaining consent
  • “Dear IRB” on applying the new standards for additional protections to existing studies for the homeless, terminally ill, individuals with psychiatric disorder, and subjects at risk for suicide

Learn more at

John Ennever, MD, PhD, Editor
Director, Human Research Protection Program

Workshops on the new consent form templates

September 9th, 2016

Workshops on the new consent form templates are scheduled in Evans 747 for the following dates and times:






Sept. 19
3:00-4:00 pm
Sept. 21
8:00-9:00 am
Sept. 23
12:30-1:30 pm
Sept. 26
12:30-1:30 pm
Sept. 28
3:00-4:00 pm
Sept. 30
8:00-9:00 am
Oct. 3
3:00-4:00 pm
Oct. 5
8:00-9:00 am
Oct. 7
10:00-11:00 am

Click here to view or download the new templates.

You may email Fanny Ennever ( to reserve a space or just drop in (up to 10 people can be accommodated at each workshop).

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of BU School of Medicine