The TWU IRBs are hosting an open forum and training workshops addressing two major changes to IRB regulations and processes. The first change is the implementation of the new federal Final Rule on January 21, 2019, referred to as the new Common Rule. The primary changes resulting from this new guidance are changes in categories of review especially for exempt and expedited studies, modifications to consent requirements, and changes in continuing review requirements for expedited studies. The second change is a transition of all IRB submissions to an on-line platform, Cayuse, a web-based online system for protocol submission, review, and approval. The Cayuse system will go live and be available to the research community early February. 

Open Forum / Information Session

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., ACT 301 Denton Campus and Livestream

This information session was presented by Ms. Tracy Lindsay and included an overview of the new Common Rule changes and the Cayuse system. The session included information on new application requirements as well as how currently active studies will be transitioned to the new Common Rule requirements. The first part of the presentation provided an overview of these items. During the second part of the session, the attendees previewed the new Cayuse system.You may view the livestreamed session at or view the presentation materials.

Cayuse Workshops

Hands-on workshops will be held in computer labs and are intended to provide researchers with an opportunity to train within the Cayuse system. Attendees, guided by IRB staff, will login to Cayuse and initiate an IRB protocol. Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend one of these workshops to become familiar with the Cayuse system in order to conduct their own research and assist their students with this process. These workshops have limited space available and a Cayuse account is required. Therefore, attendees must register to attend. Listed below are the workshops that have been scheduled for each campus. Additional workshops will be added as they become available. To register for one of the workshops below, email at least three days prior to the workshop. Include your name, TWU email address, department, and indicate which workshop you wish to attend.

Denton Campus

Friday, February 8, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Dallas Campus 

Monday, February 11, 2019, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Houston Campus (both workshops will be livestreamed at this link)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:00 pm -2:00 p.m., IHSH 4310
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., IHSH 4310

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