Research News

Research News

​Current Research Administration News

  • IRAP -  the Intergrated Research Administration Portal
    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.
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    ​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.
  • 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.
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    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.


  • UAB Extramural Support Checklist Updated

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 03/12/18
  • IRAP eReports Web Address Update

    Posted by Integrated Research Administration | 03/07/18
  • AAALAC Site Visit

    Posted by Animal Resources Program | 02/27/18
  • OSP Streamlines Federal Subaward Process

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 02/05/18
  • Reminder! Including Subawards in Proposals

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 01/19/18
  • IRAP Upgrade - October 20th, 2017

    Posted by Integrated Research Administration | 10/16/17
  • OSP News and Updates

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 09/21/17
  • Deadline for Paper Submissions to the Office of the IRB has been Extended

    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 08/02/17
  • OSP News and Updates - November 29, 2016

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 11/29/16
  • Research Administration Announces Melinda Cotten as Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research | 09/12/16