The Sterling IRB Handbook has been revised. The revisions include an update to the IRB policy on incidental pregnancies, specifically the collection of information on pregnant partners and newborns of a male subject. In accordance with this policy change, the IRB will no longer require the submission of additional documents (e.g., a separate informed consent form [ICF] for pregnant partners, authorization form, information sheet, medical release form) to collect data about pregnant partners. The revised handbook also includes a new section regarding IRB review of plans to return research results.

You can access and download the revised handbook here and in the Useful Links section of SilverLink. Page 2 of the revised handbook provides a summary of the changes.

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