Investigator and Research Staff Guidance

Investigator Concerns:

The IRB is available to address concerns, questions and suggestions.  Please contact the IRB office at 225-763-2693 or irb@pbrc.edu to set up an appointment.

Guidance on Determining Which Activities Require IRB Review

This guidance document assists Pennington Biomedical investigators with determining which activities require IRB review.

OHRP Decision Charts on Human Research Determination and IRB Exemptions

Guidance on Conducting Research in Schools

This document provides information and guidance for researchers and IRBs on Research Funded by the Department of Education and/or institutions receiving Department of Education funds.

Template letter to obtain permission from schools to conduct research

Guidance on Reporting Unanticipated Problem Involving Risks to Participants or Others

 The following guidance describes the process for determining whether an event qualifies as an “Unanticipated Problem”, which requires reporting to the IRB. 

Letter to Sponsors on PBRC policy on Unanticipated Problem Reporting