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April 2019 HSPO update: Upcoming template revision in CATS IRB library; uploading memos in CATS IRB

Penn State College of Medicine’s Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Protection Office (IRB/HSPO) regularly shares updates to keep faculty and research staff informed of new information and changes. Updates are generally emailed and are also posted online.

Template revision

  • HRP-903 Radiation Review Form

The revised HRP-903 form has been uploaded in CATS IRB. This version of the form includes instructions regarding the new Human Use of Isotope Committee (HUIC) review process and also simplified the radiation procedure table. The HUIC process goes into effect May 1, 2019. The new form may be used immediately and will be required for all new studies submitted after May 10, 2019.

Uploading memos

When uploading any memo into CATS IRB, include the IRB study number, date and name of the person writing the memo. This is a requirement for continuing reviews. If available, letterhead of the department is preferred.

Upcoming IRB workshops

See a list of upcoming IRB workshops here.

For details

For questions regarding IRB/HSPO updates, please email the College of Medicine Human Subjects Protection Office at

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