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Office of Clinical Research

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OCR Support & Regulatory Guidance:

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday Nov 25, 2015 9am-12pm CANCELED
Tuesday Dec 1, 2015 1pm-4pm
Wednesday Dec 9, 2015 9am-12pm
Tuesday Jan 5, 2016 1pm-4pm
Wednesday Jan 13, 2016 9am-12pm
Wednesday Jan 27, 2016 9am-12pm
Tuesday Feb 2, 2016 1pm-4pm
Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 9am-12pm
Wednesday Feb 24, 2016 9am-12pm
Tuesday March 1, 2016 1pm-4pm


Location: Main Campus (Long Campus)
Library 2nd Floor Computer Classroom (RM 2.011)
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October 27, 2015
Research Review and Approval Process at VA and UHS
   Annie Sierra & Michele Brady, VA
   Tracey Abbott, UHS
View the Recorded Presentation
November 10, 2015
New Training Opportunities and Personnel Review in the Office of Clinical Research
   Brandie Otten, Cheryl Blalock, Gena Monroe
Research Budget Development
   Michelle Trimble
View the Recorded Presentation
December 15, 2015
Long Campus (main campus) Medical School Room 209L
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Updates to OCR Forms & Policies

As of 10/23/15:
new policy - Human Subjects Protection and Ethics Education Policy

As of 9/9/15:
new policy - Institutional Review

Make sure to always download forms from the OCR and IRB websites to ensure you are using the most current versions!



The OCR is committed to supporting the research community in the conduct of ethical clinical research and human subject protection in compliance with the required federal, state, and local regulations. The office provides consultation on questions related to regulations and standards of practice governing human research. The OCR provides education and training; develops policy and processes; and leads quality improvement efforts in areas of clinical trial management. It endeavors to create an interdisciplinary collaborative environment among the research teams, fostering best practices.