The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
1. AAHRPP Site Visit for September 23-24, 2015
The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) site visit is scheduled for September 23-24, 2015. All individuals involved with Human Subjects Research are potential interviewees during the AAHRPP site visit. Two AAHRPP site reviewers will conduct individual interviews with Main Line Health leadership, researchers, staff and IRB members.
The site visit is a major component in AAHRPP’s accreditation decision. The interviews are used to assess knowledge and commitment to human subjects protection, and are conducted in a professional and serious manner. This site visit is extremely important for Main Line Health, and it is critical that everyone involved is fully engaged as needed to successfully complete the accreditation evaluation.
We will prepare interview guides to aid interviewees in the preparation for the site visit. Everyone’s cooperation and preparation are needed during and prior to the site visit. This site visit coincides with the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia and may take place primarily at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Once an agenda has been finalized it will be made available.
In anticipation of the site visit, the Office of Research Affairs staff will have limited availability the week of September 21, 2015.
1. IACUC – Updated IACUC Policy and Procedure Manual
The IACUC Policy and Procedure Manual has been updated. A detailed summary of changes will be provided via email to all Principal Investigators. Please review the revised policies and begin adopting the changes immediately. Contact the Office of Research Affairs if you do not have the password to access the manual. The manual is located here.
2. IACUC – Revised IACUC Forms
A. The IACUC New Protocol and Amendment forms have been revised to two new forms
New Protocol and Amendment Form: combines the current new protocol and amendment forms into one form to be used for all new protocols, three-year re-writes and those amendments which are not considered minor changes and therefore not eligible for designated member review
Amendment Form: which can be used for amendments/modifications for minor amendments which can be reviewed by designated member review (DMR) categories such as increasing the number of animals, changing vendors, addition of compounds or cell lines and importing or exporting animals, etc.
B. The Animal Importation Form has been updated.
This form should be used when animals are being imported from a non-approved source. Please note an IACUC amendment requesting the additional animals to be imported is required to be approved prior to sending the import form and health records to the veterinarian. The PI is responsible for providing documentation of IACUC approval from shipping site when submitting the IACUC amendment form for review. The revised form is located here.
Office of Research Affairs (ORA)
for Medical Research
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096