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Changes and Updates

AAHRPP Re-Accreditation Successful!

We have received notification that our Human Research Proection Program has received full accreditation by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Progreams (AAHRPP) for 5 years!

Congratulations to MUSC and thanks to all who participated in the renewal this year.


Before a study is submitted to the IRB, departmental approvals must be obtained. The eIRB system automatically routes the study to the approving individuals along with a notification email.

If required approvals are incomplete, the current “State” of the study under the study’s main page will be "Department Review.” In this case, the department reviewers may not have issued approval for the study.

The IRB does not have your application until all of the necessary prior approvals have been completed. The state will then change to “IRB staff review”. An application is not complete and deemed received by the IRB until the state changes to “IRB staff Review.”

Please remember to leave time for Department Review when trying to make the deadlines for meeting submissions.

Research & Guidance Pages:

Expedited Review - Retrospective studies: A New Path (PPT)

Community-Engaged Research Guidance
 Guidance and Regulations for Federal Departments

MUSC Policy on Reporting Unanticipated Problems and Adverse Events to the IRB - October 1, 2010 Letter from Kathryn Magruder, Ph.D., Director of the Office of Research Integrity to university Researchers and Sponsors

MUSC IRB Newsletters

Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2010
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2011
Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2011
Volume 2, Issue 3, November 2011
Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2012

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