EVPRP Announcements and Resources
CoeusLite IRB Training
for investigators at
More CoeusLite training sessions for
Purdue research faculty and staff are
scheduled for April. Human Research
Protection Program (HRPP) and Coeus
staff will demonstrate how to submit a
new Institutional Research Board (IRB)
protocol application through CoeusLite,
followed by a question-and-answer
session and one-to-one assistance on
submissions. The training workshops are
scheduled as follows:
; April 18: 9:30-12
; April 27: 8:30-11 a.m.
; May 5: 1-3:30 p.m.
; May 13: 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
; May 16: 8:30-11 a.m.
; May 26: 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
; June 3: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Registration is needed. Go to https://
jfe/form/SV_0wiu5pvDAjBJ9lz to register for CoeusLite IRB trainings.
Group trainings may be requested by
sending an email to IRBCoeusLite Trainemail@example.com, or calling the HRPP
office at 765-494-5942. ;
New IRB Administrator Focuses
on COEUS-Lite Integration
Nancy Hathaway has joined the Purdue Human Research Projection Program
(HRPP) as IRB administrator.
An attorney with substantial expertise in human research
subject protection ethics, regulations, policy development
and compliance assessment, Hathaway has overseen U.S.
Army headquarter-level research involving human subjects
conducted or supported by the Department of the Army.
She’s also supervised the development and management
of human research protection programs and Institutional
Review Boards (IRBs) for regional hospitals and academic
medical centers, international non-governmental organiza-
tions focused on health care delivery and infectious disease
prevention in developing countries, and the U.S. Army;
and has overseen development of guidance documents and
educational programs. Hathaway also founded the startup company Jewell Labo-
ratories, which is focused on the development of therapeutic interventions for rare
The HRPP has three main functions: to ensure that Purdue research complies with
federal regulations and institutional policies; to ensure that the research is grounded
in ethical principles; and to foster an environment conducive to the development and
growth of young investigators and supportive of senior investigators. “In short, the
HRPP is central to all matters pertaining to the welfare of human research subjects and
the investigators under whose watch these studies are undertaken,” Hathaway says.
Hathaway, who arrived after the rollout of Coeus-Lite for IRB online submission
systems, says that her top priority is to integrate the tool into the research review
process for investigators and the IRB.
Hathaway invites faculty and staff to visit the HRPP during walk-in hours in Young
Hall, Room 1032 on Tuesdays from 2 – 4 p.m. The full schedule for walk-ins will
resume June 2.
You may also request HRPP staff for a specific class or departmental trainings by
contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. ;
Reminder of IRB Protocol for Transfer of Human Subject Research
Are you a new faculty member to Purdue or are leaving Purdue for another institution? Do you have active human subject research
If you answered yes to both questions, Purdue’s Human Research Protection Program staff want to remind you that IRB (Institutional
Review Board) approval is institution-specific – meaning that you will need IRB approval before continuing your HSR studies at another
Here are some simple steps to follow:
; Allow sufficient time to work with IRB from the transferring institution and the receiving institution.
; Review your HSR portfolio of exempt and non-exempt HSR studies. Decide which activities to close and which to transfer to the
institution that will be providing oversight in the future.
; Contact both IRBs and let them know of your transition.
; Work closely with both IRBs to ensure that there is no disruption in your research.
For more information, review the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Draft Transfer Document, http://www.hhs.gov/
ohrp/newsroom/rfc/ transferdraftdoc.html#. Or send an email to email@example.com. ;