This page location is:
Give to UAB
UAB Research News
Submit News Items (Login Req'd)
Animal Resource Program (ARP)
Clinical Billing Review (CBR)
Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB)
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Grants and Contracts Accounting
Material Transfer Office (MTO)
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
Office of Sponsored International Programs (OSIP)
Office of Industry Engagement (OIE)
Southeastern Biosafety Laboratory Alabama Birmingham (SEBLAB)
University Compliance Office
Centers and Cores
Content Editing Area 1
Highlighted news pieces related to UAB Research Administration and the UAB Research community.
Research Infrastracture Update
IRAP - the Integrated Research Administration Portal - is an electronic tool that uses interconnected software modules to enhance each phase of the research process at UAB, from alerting investigators to new funding opportunities with the SPIN and SMARTS modules, to facilitating transfer agreements on research materials. Many documents can be shared across modules, eliminating the need to fill out redundant forms. Significantly, IRAP’s battery of more than 130 reports gives investigators granular data on the status of their submissions, so they always know where they are in the process. IRAP also allows administrators to improve workflows and procedures by finding and fixing bottlenecks in the system. In turn, this helps Research Administration offices work to deliver a better customer experience and to focus on improving customer service overall.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Federal Policy for Protection of Human Subjects
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has been published seeking comments on proposed changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. The UAB Office of the IRB (OIRB) is requesting input from the UAB research community on the proposed changes in order to respond most effectively to the NPRM. The proposed rule includes significant changes to the regulations governing human subjects research. Among these changes are more relaxed requirements for certain categories of lower risk research and more stringent requirements for informed consent, especially in regard to use of biospecimens.
New UAB Institutional Core Facility Program Launched
The UAB Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) announces the launch of the UAB Institutional Core Facility Program (ICFP), created to promote the development and operation of outstanding Core Facilities that can serve the needs of UAB investigators.
Change in State Law Regarding Age of Consent
On May 7, 2015, Governor Bentley signed into law Act 2015-167, which lowered the age of consent to 18 years old (previously 19 years) for IRB-approved research conducted by an accredited college or university. This means that 18 year olds may now consent for themselves to participate in research conducted at UAB under IRB approval. The IRB has updated most of its forms with this information and will continue to revise policies and procedures to recognize this change in the law. The revised forms must be used for all submissions received in the OIRB after September 1, 2015.
Content Editing Area 2
UAB News: Research
Content Editing Area 3
Contact Research Administration
UAB Web Pages Policy