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Effective Date and General Compliance Date for Revised Common Rule Delayed 6 Months

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 15 other agencies have issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that applies a 6 month delay to the effective date and general compliance date of the revisions to the “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects” (also known as the Common Rule) originally published in […]

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Legal Notice of Name Change

Both Schulman IRB and Chesapeake IRB will retain d/b/a status for an interim period and continue to operate under the current structure. Beginning in January 2018, customers will be contacted to amend and assign contracts as necessary. No action is required from you at this time.

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Integrated Advarra Fee Schedule Now Available

As a part of ongoing integration efforts, Schulman IRB and Chesapeake IRB have developed a joint Fee Schedule for the combined Advarra organization.

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Holiday IRB Meeting Schedule – Winter Holidays

Due to the upcoming winter holiday season, some submission deadlines and IRB meeting dates have been modified.

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Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB Merge to Establish Premier Independent Institutional Review Board for Research

Columbia, Md., and Cincinnati, Ohio, November 7, 2017 – Chesapeake IRB and Schulman IRB, the research industry’s two most respected institutional review boards (IRBs), have combined to create Advarra, the premier provider of IRB, institutional biosafety committee (IBC) and research compliance services in North America. The new organization will leverage mutual strengths in technology, regulatory expertise and […]

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Schulman IRB to Support and Present at PRIM&R’s 2017 AER Conference

Schulman IRB will be exhibiting at the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research’s (PRIM&R) 2017 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER).

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Holiday IRB Meeting Schedule – Thanksgiving

Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, some submission deadlines and IRB meeting dates have been modified.

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Process Updates for Certificates of Confidentiality for NIH-Funded Research

As a result of the updated NIH policy on Certificates of Confidentiality (COCs), Schulman will insert language describing the CoC into consent forms for all NIH-funded studies at the time of initial IRB review.

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