Members of the IRB team are available to provide individualized assistance for investigators and study team members as they learn the new eIRB system, KUMC's new electronic submission system for Human Subjects Research. Drop-in sessions for eIRB training are available now on Mondays at noon and Thursdays at 2 p.m. through December. Please sign up online in advance. The sign-in slots are posted on the IRB website. See "HRPP Events and Training" on the right side of the screen.
If the posted times are not convenient for you, please feel free to call 913-588-1390 for an alternate appointment.
Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is pleased to announce the launch of a new website called Pioneers. The Pioneers Recruitment Registry is a collaborative initiative sponsored by researchers at KU Medical Center and other regional hospitals and universities, and it will connect people with cutting-edge researchers and clinical trials to transform laboratory discoveries into treatments and cures. Members of the community can sign up to volunteer to participate in clinical research. Interested people will fill out a medical history form and then can be contacted for studies for which they qualify.
For questions about listing your study, or about how to volunteer, contact Kieran Pemberton at 913-945-7567.
KU Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital, The University of Kansas Physicians and the Rosedale Development Association will not be participating in this year's Christmas in October (CIO), which is Oct. 12.
CIO has implemented new guidelines in which they ask participating organizations to pay $1,000 for every home repaired by the participating organization's volunteers. If staff would still like to participate on their own, there are a number of volunteer opportunities through United Way of Wyandotte County and Harvesters Community Food Network.
Discussions will take place on possible participation in future years.