ESTR

ESTR and IRB Updates

March 15, 2018

The ESTR support team is working on the next system update, scheduled for mid-April 2018. In the coming weeks, please visit the ESTR Support site to learn more about what is planned, as changes are developed.

In the meantime, are you working on or managing a research project involving IRB review?

Your IRB office has a collection of helpful resources available for your reference.

Harvard University Area Resources

Longwood Medical Area Resources

IRB Informational Sessions in January

January 11, 2018

The ESTR* support team and members of the Harvard IRB offices are holding informational sessions in January to share updates on:

For the calendar of sessions and to register, please visit:

*What is ESTR? To learn more about ESTR and to access current training materials and resources, please visit our support site: estrsupport.fss.harvard.edu

ESTR Upgrade Scheduled for December 15

December 14, 2017

ESTR* will be unavailable during updates from Friday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. ET until Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. ET. View the detailed release notes to preview many of the key changes expected with this upgrade.

Along with the above-linked details, it is important to note that this release includes support for two major regulatory changes:

  1. Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research; and
  2. Final Revisions to the Common Rule (on January 19, 2018, the IRB will enable control over when the new Common Rule applied in the review of research.)

For more information about this upgrade as it is available, please:

*What is ESTR? To learn more about ESTR and to access current training materials and resources, please visit our support site: estrsupport.fss.harvard.edu

ESTR Upgrade Scheduled for January 27

January 12, 2017

ESTR will be offline for upgrades beginning Friday, January 27 at 6:00 pm ET until the afternoon of Saturday, January 28.   This upgrade will include a whole new look, new features, bug fixes, and site speed enhancements.  For detailed release information as it is developed, please visit the System Status page of the ESTR Support Site: http://estrsupport.fss.harvard.edu/status

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