Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Buck IRB News

Updates to the Buck-IRB system

Fri, 12th January, 2018

New updates to the Buck-IRB submission system go live on January 12, 2018

Updates to the Buck-IRB submission system will improve and enhance the Buck-IRB work experience for investigators and research staff and support the new NIH Policy on the Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research. Included are features to facilitate the management of multisite, collaborative research, including when Ohio State serves as the IRB of record for one or all sites in a research project.

The following features are incorporated in this latest update:

  • Changes to the Multisite page to clarify when Ohio State will serve as the IRB of record and which site will serve as lead institution
  • Several revisions to the Research Locations (domestic and international) pages as follows:
    • Study activities performed at each location must now be confirmed by selecting options from a provided list
    • If Ohio State will serve as the IRB of record for a site, confirmation must be made on this page
    • If Ohio State serves as the IRB of record, a local context worksheet must be uploaded for each location relying on Ohio State
    • An upload box is available to provide any site-specific documents to be used by the relying site
  • An upload box is now available on the External Collaborators page to allow CV/resume, draft agreement, or other required document uploads for external individuals added to the study team
  • Changes were made to the management of external collaborators, as follows:
    • External collaborators cannot be added, removed or modified at the time of continuing review
    • Personnel change requests now permit the removal (only) of external collaborators
    • External collaborators can be added, removed, or modified, as always, through an amendment application submission

Other changes

  • ORRP staff will now be able to include attachments to correspondence initiated through the Buck-IRB system to facilitate communication with investigators and study teams
  • A new category to designate research documents was added to Buck-IRB. In addition to noting documents as “approved”, ORRP staff can now identify certain documents as “reference” documents. Reference documents include any supporting documents that are not provided to subjects or to manage the study, but are part of the IRB review materials. Examples of reference documents are drug/device manufacturing documents, IRB approvals from other sites and collaborative agreements.

Other changes will occur with this Buck-IRB update, though the majority will occur behind the scenes with little or no direct impact on investigators.

Login to Buck-IRB at go.osu.edu/Buck-IRB.

For additional information about this Buck-IRB update, please contact Michael Donovan at donovan.6@osu.edu.

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / ORRP

Using the Single IRB (sIRB) Model for Multi-Site Research

Mon, 25th December, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering a workshop on collaborative human subjects research.  The workshop will:

  • Provide a general overview of the sIRB model for multi-site research
  • Provide information specific to Ohio State when using the sIRB model, including changes in Buck-IRB
  • Review study team and site responsibilities under the sIRB model

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 16 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / Training

Submission to Western IRB

Mon, 16th October, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and Western IRB (WIRB) are presenting a session about WIRB oversight of Ohio State human subjects research. The workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of the Ohio State and WIRB submission processes
  • Navigate within the Ohio State and WIRB electronic platforms
  • Describe required submission components

The workshop will be held on Monday, October 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room B050 James Cancer Hospital, 460 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / Training

IRB and International Research Workshop

Wed, 20th September, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering an encore presentation on conducting human subjects research at international locations. The session will:

  • Debunk common myths about international research
  • Explain how to create and submit Buck-IRB proposals
  • Provide tips about the informed consent process, including scenarios when a waiver of consent documentation may be appropriate

While the session will be tailored to social and behavioral sciences researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Research Commons, 3rd Floor 18th Avenue Library, 175 West 18th Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / Training

Amendments and Buck-IRB Workshop

Sat, 1st July, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering an advanced workshop on amendments to approved human subjects research and the Buck-IRB system. The session will:

  • Describe the amendment process
  • Review relevant HRPP policies and regulations
  • Provide guidance and tips on amendment submission via Buck-IRB
  • Explain how to expedite the amendment screening and review processes

While the session will be tailored to medical researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / ORRP / Training

Updates to the Buck-IRB system

Wed, 21st June, 2017

New updates to the Buck-IRB submission system go live on June 21, 2017.

Several foundational changes are included in this update to prepare for future enhancements to Buck-IRB’s management of collaborative research projects. While other changes are being implemented, the majority will occur behind the scenes with little or no direct impact on investigators. The following features are incorporated in this latest update:

  • The initial IRB application pages were reorganized to open in a different order (see below) to permit future multi-site research system enhancements:
    • Study Identification
    • Type of Review
    • Review Board
    • Location
    • Multi-site
    • Study Personnel
    • External Collaborators
    • Funding
  • Addition of a general study correspondence feature to permit ORRP staff to contact investigators and research staff through Buck-IRB; this email communication will be stored in the system for future reference.
  • Improved instructions added to the Privacy page.

Login to Buck-IRB at go.osu.edu/Buck-IRB.

For additional information about this Buck-IRB update, please contact Susan Ebert at ebert.55@osu.edu.

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / ORRP

Human Subjects Research Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

Thu, 1st June, 2017

The most recent edition of the “Human Subjects Research Newsletter” is now available on the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IRB Newsletters webpage.  The new issue features information on SMART IRB, Common Rule changes, CITI training additions, event reporting guidance, and more.

Human Subjects Research Newsletter – Summer 2017

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact Ellen Patricia.

Category : Buck IRB / CITI / IRB / ORRP

IRB Submission Process Overview Workshop

Mon, 15th May, 2017

The Office of Responsible Research Practices and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science are offering an introductory workshop about the IRB submission process. The session will:

  • Provide an overview of informed consent alteration and waivers
  • Provide regulatory definitions and discuss case examples
  • Discuss Buck-IRB navigation
  • Review best practices and available resources

While the session will be tailored to medical researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 20, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, 6th Floor Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration requested.

Contact: 614-688-8641 or meadows.8@osu.edu

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / Training

Human Subjects Research Newsletter (Spring 2017) now available

Tue, 21st March, 2017

The most recent edition of the “Human Subjects Research Newsletter” is now available on the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IRB Newsletters webpage.  The new issue features information on Ohio State’s AAHRPP reaccreditation, regulatory updates, leadership changes, researcher guidance and training, and more.

Human Subjects Research Newsletter – Spring 2017

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact Ellen Patricia.

Category : Buck IRB / IRB / ORRP / Training