30 Day Timeline for Incorporating Updated Boilerplate Language in Consent

Effective January 1, 2022, CIRB-approved boilerplate language must be updated in all local institution consent documents within 30 days of the next CIRB amendment for all studies open to enrollment.

Previously, institutions would report their plan for implementation of changes on Question 15 of the CIRB’s Annual Signatory Institution Worksheet.  This question has been revised to state the CIRB’s 30-day expectation and allows for sites to report more stringent requirements if needed.  Regardless of which version of the Signatory Institution Worksheet is approved at your institution, effective January 1, 2022, the 30 day timeline must be followed.

To support these revisions, instructions for completing the Worksheet can be found on the CIRB website under the For Institutions tab, within the “How to Create and Update the Signatory Institution Worksheet” quickguide.

If you have any questions regarding the changes to the Worksheet or the new implementation requirement, contact the CIRB Helpdesk or call us at 1-888-657-3711.