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For information or assistance you can contact the IRB Office at 973-972-3608 or via email :IRBNwk@ca.rutgers.edu



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The Rutgers Health Science Newark Campus IRB office set a goal to be paperless by July 2015!

Effective immediately, all eligible paper studies must be converted to eIRB. Conversions are easy and require no more than one hour of the principal investigator’s time.
There are five simple steps to convert:

  1. Determine if your paper study is eligible to convert
  • The current study status must be one of the following:
    • Active – Open to Enrollment: No enrollment to date 
    • Active – Open to Enrollment: Participant enrollment has begun 
    • Active – Open to Enrollment: Specimen collection or chart review occurring
    • Active – Closed to Enrollment: Treatment, and/or active follow-up continues
    • Active – Closed to Enrollment: Long-term follow up of subjects as patients (e.g. following for survival)
  • The current review type must be Exempt, Expedited or Full Board
  • You plan to submit a paper modification to reopen a study to enrollment after it was in data analysis
  1. Contact the Newark Campus IRB office at (973) 972-3608 to schedule an appointment with an IRB Administrator
  2. Meet with the IRB Administrator at a mutually convenient time and location
  3. Review the eIRB conversion application
  4. Submit the study in eIRB (only the principal investigator can submit the study)

NEWARK IRB COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Robert D. Fechtner, MD
IRB Committee Chair
973-972-3608

James Dermody, PhD
IRB Vice Chair
973-972-3608

Richard Howland, PhD
IRB Vice Chair
973-972-3608

Cheryl Kennedy, MD
IRB Vice Chair
973-972-3608

NEWARK IRB STAFF

Carlotta Rodriguez, MS, CIP, CHRC
IRB Director for Newark
Office: 973-972-0898
Mobile: 973-735-3060

Hegulka Scheiman, MPH, CIP
IRB Assistant Director
Office: 973-972-1491

Nancy Eager, BS
Management Assistant
973-972-3608

Claribel Vega, BA
Management Assistant
973-972-3608

Apryl Hamid, MPH
Programt Assistant
973-972-0869

Jessica Hegyi, MA, CIP
Program Assistant
973-972-0901

Diana Lesmes, BS
Program Assistant
973-972-1678

Jennifer Punsal, BA
Program Assistant
973-972-3714

Sequoia L. Young, BA, CIM
Program Assistant
973-972-5267