The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
1. IACUC – Updated IACUC Policy and Procedure Manual
The IACUC Policy and Procedure Manual has been updated. A detailed summary of changes will be provided via email to all Principal Investigators and animal users. Please review the revised policies and begin adopting the changes immediately. Contact the Office of Research Affairs if you do not have the password to access the manual.
2. IACUC – Updated Form B
The IACUC Form B – Toxic Chemical Form has been revised and is currently available for use. Please begin using the new version of Form B with all submissions effective immediately.
1. IRB – Updated IRB Policy and Procedure Manual
The IRB Policy and Procedure Manual has been updated and changes have been made to the to the following policies:
In addition, the document on pages 1-3 of the manual entitled Institutional Review Board Procedures For Compliance With Federal Regulations Governing The Protection Of Human Research Subjects has been revised.
1. Biosafety - Update to NIH Guidelines for Research
Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
The NIH Guidelines have been revised to include synthetic nucleic acid molecules. The Guidelines have been modified to cover explicitly certain types of basic and clinical research with nucleic acid molecules created solely by synthetic means. Certain classes of basic and clinical research with synthetic nucleic acids will be exempt. The updated Guidelines as well as an FAQ about the update can be found on the ORA website.
The New Protocol Form has been revised and is currently available for use. Please begin using the new version of the form with all submissions effective immediately. The updated form is located on the ORA website.
Office of Research Affairs (ORA)
for Medical Research
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096