ESTR

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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ESTR Scheduled Upgrades 2016-2017

July 14, 2016

The IRB team just completed ESTR updates as part of a comprehensive June upgrade. Over the next 12 months, ESTR enhancement releases and upgrades are scheduled to occur after regular business hours (Eastern Time) in December 2016 and June 2017. These releases generally include vendor-provided updates, along with enhancements requested by the IRB community and bug fixes. Over the year, some minor configuration updates may also occur.

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ESTR Anticipated Outage: Maintenance Schedule June 18 and June 19

June 16, 2016

To complete regular site maintenance, ESTR will be unavailable at the following times this weekend:

  • Saturday, June 18: for a brief period of time (about 10 minutes) between 6:30 PM and 12:30 AM EST.  Please save any work being conducted during this period minimize the impact of service interruption.
  • Sunday, June 19: for the entire window of 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM EST....
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