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Annual Report and Graduate Student IRB Member

The Revised Common Rule went into effect January 21, 2019. The Common Rule, the federal human research protections regulations, was revised for the first time since being promulgated in 1991. The revisions are extensive and you can read the entirety of it online. Read the UNM IRB's Transition memo for detailed information about UNM IRB’s transition to the new regulations. Please review this document and contact our office with any questions. Note that if you have a currently approved project with an expiration date, that expiration date is still in effect until the IRB reviews the project under the new regulations.

Forms, templates, and policies have been updated to reflect the Revised Common Rule. It is important that you download the most current versions of IRB submission documents to prevent delays in the review process. When submitting new packages to the IRB, always obtain forms and templates from the IRB Library.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

OIRB Annual Report


The UNM Office of the IRB is pleased to disseminate our 2017-2018 Annual Report.  This report provides high-level performance metrics and an overview of updates and changes to the UNM Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) and the federal regulatory landscape.

Department of Defense

The OIRB has developed a new SOP 514 specific to human research funded by components of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).  In addition to the Common Rule, the DOD has additional requirements the must be met.  To help researchers address the requirements, we have also created a supplemental DoD Information form, both of which can be found in the IRB Library at:

Open House

Is your research compliant? Stop by the Research & Compliance Open House to meet with the many compliance offices that oversee research at UNM. Learn about your responsibilities, discover resources, and ask questions!

Tuesday Oct. 9 10:00AM to 12:00PM in the SUB Atrium. We will have coffee and light refreshments.

Graduate Student IRB Member

The UNM IRB is now accepting applications for the Graduate Student IRB Member for 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for graduate students to get an inside look at the HRPP at UNM and practical research ethics experience.  For more information, please see the Info Sheet. To apply, please complete the following and submit by October 31, 2018:

  1. Graduate Student IRB Member Application
  2. A current CV or resume
  3. A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor or department chair

Applications should be sent to

Educational Workshop Series

We are in the midst of our last round of workshops for the semester. See the calendar for topics, dates, and times.