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Clinical Research: IRB

This guide is designed to be a resource for those conducting clinical research at UF. It includes tabs for resources, training, IRB, Safety and Ethics, NIH, Standards and Templates, and Professional Associations.

IRB News

Effective December 5, 2019, UF IRB to require GCP training for all investigators

     - All PIs and SS engaged in NIH-funded clinical trials (biomedical or behavioral) must provide documentation that GCP training has been completed to the IRB.

     How do researchers/staff provide documentation of GCP training completion? 

Please email the following to

  1. Your full name (no nicknames)

  2. Your UFID #

  3. A copy of the actual GCP completion certificate

*Once all of the above are received, IRB staff will enter your training records into myTraining. It will then take 48 hours for the training to process in the system. Please budget this time in your submission schedule.* 

     - If you have any questions, contact the IRB office at 362 273-9600 or 


Per an announcement made by Drs. David P. Norton and Leon L. Haley, Jr. regarding the IRB:

    - UF is merging IRB-03 and IRB-01.

    - Beginning 6/1/2019, all new IRB submissions will be reviewed by the new unified UF IRB-01.

    - If you have questions,

            in Jacksonville please contact Alexander Parker, PhD (904 803-6003) or Tina Bottini (904 382-7145);

            in Gainesville please contact Michael Mahoney (352 443-9444).

myIRB has been upgraded.

    - A new researcher manual is available at:

Following a one-year delay, the revised Common Rule will go into effect on January 21, 2019. All new protocols approved after that date will be approved under the new Common Rule, regardless of study risk, funding, or funding source.

- UF researchers should have received an email from the IRB Mailing List regarding the resulting changes

- An IRB 'Brown Bag' regarding the Revised Common Rule is forthcoming 

Due to software changes, chart review submissions and consent form changes for the new consent form sections will not be accepted between January 10, 2019 and January 21, 2019. Contact the IRB office at 273-9600 with any questions.

Link to UF IRB:

Link to Revised Common Rule resources and guidance documents:

IRB Submission Information

Review IRB forms information:

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