The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
1. 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 and animal users. 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.
2. Updated New Protocol and Addendum Forms
The New Protocol Form and Addendum Form have been revised and are currently available for use. Please begin using the new versions with all submissions effective immediately.
3. Updated Training Documentation Form and Deletion of Personnel
The Training Documentation Form has been updated for consistency with Policy 10.1: Program of Instruction and Training for Conducting Research Involving Animals. A new Deletion of Personnel Form has been added and should be used to report deletion of personnel from an approved protocol to the Office of Research Affairs within 10 days of departure. The “Addition/Deletion of Personnel” form is no longer in use. Please begin using the new versions with all submissions effective immediately.
1. IRB – Updated IRB Policy and Procedure Manual
The IRB Policy and Procedure Manual has been updated and changes have been made to the HIPAA - Use of Protected Health Information (PHI) for Research Policy No. XXIX:
Please review the revised policy and begin adopting the changes immediately.
2. 2013 HIPAA Policy Revisions Training Presentation
Added a training presentation summarizing the 2013 HIPAA Policy revisions to the website for reference.
3. Updated MLH HIPAA Authorization Form (Form 006) for Research
The MLH HIPAA Authorization Form for Research (Form 006) has been updated to include an “Optional Research Activity” section which should be included in the authorization forms for research studies which involve optional research activities such as tissue repository, quality of life study, blood or tissue collections for laboratory studies and/or biobanking for possible future studies.
Please begin using the new version of the form with all submissions effective immediately.
4. Main Line Hospitals IRB Performance Dashboard
Dashboard added to provide a brief description of current IRB efforts and a summary of IRB review times by type of review (full vs. expedited) benchmarked against data supplied to the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) on 183 organizations in 2012.
Office of Research Affairs (ORA)
for Medical Research
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096