Changes in the IRB Laws

Changes in the IRB laws went into effect on January 19, 2019. All forms have been updated, and relevant information has been provided throughout the website.

For more information, please see the following three resources:

A Colorado College document on changes in the IRB laws, updated January 22, 2019 (not all topics are covered)

An excellent, readable overview of the Final Rule revisions by CITI Program

The updated laws themselves, with changed areas highlighted

Please note that changes concerning clinical trials, other biomedical research concerns, and the new "broad consent" option are not covered on the website as they are not germane to the overwhelming majority of IRB-related activities at Colorado College. Please contact Amanda Udis-Kessler ( with questions or concerns.

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