From:                                         Teller, Alan []

Sent:                                           Monday, November 22, 2010 2:20 PM

To:                                               cuhs-irb@CUMC.COLUMBIA.EDU

Subject:                                     Limited IRB Operations Dec. 5-8, 2010


Dear Research Community,


Most of the Columbia University IRB officers will attend a national conference from Monday, December 6th through Thursday, December 8th.  IRB officers will have limited internet and email access and will not be able to process submissions at the usual pace during that time period.  As such, we ask that you please try to submit priority items before December 1 so that these items can be processed prior to the conference. 


During this period, if you are unable to obtain a timely response through email from the IRB officer who would routinely answer a question about a submission, please leave a message on the IRB main number (212.305.5883), including the RASCAL number of the submission.  For questions not related to a submission, please leave sufficient pertinent information so the call can be directed appropriately.  The main number will be checked frequently, and IRB support staff in the office will know how to reach officers by cell phone for matters that must be addressed prior to December 9th.  


We appreciate your patience and understanding. 



George Gasparis

Executive Director, IRB




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