PI Signatures on Supplemental Forms:
The signature blocks have been removed from the supplemental forms and the following statement has been added.
“By electronically signing this package, I attest to the accuracy of all statements in this form.”
External IRB Fee
Effective September 1, 2014, for new commercially sponsored studies sent to WIRB, in addition to the fees charged by WIRB, the Augusta University IRB Office administrative fee for external IRB (new study) submissions to Western IRB (WIRB) has increased to $1,500.00. This increase is due to the continuing increase in resources associated with the administrative duties required for external IRB studies. The sponsor will be invoiced for the one-time fee, which is due at the time of submission to WIRB.
For any inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Michelle Harper-Meriwether, External IRB Administrator, at 706-721-1478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised Policy: PI Responsibilities
The PI Responsibilities policy has been revised to identify all responsibilities of PIs in the areas of:
- General Responsibilities
- Supervision, Oversight, and Delegation of Duties
- Study Personnel Qualifications and Training
- Protecting the Rights, Welfare, and Safety of Subjects