IRB oversight of research is an important concern for organizations affected by hurricanes and other disasters. In response to multiple inquiries, on 14 May 2018 the OHRP published a new guidance, "Effects of Disasters on Human Research Protections Programs Guidance" to inform the public on OHRP's general policy concerning this matter.

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CITI Program's Disaster Planning for the Research Enterprise educates Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs), Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Principal Investigators (PIs), and others responsible for research oversight on disaster planning and business continuity, which is required for organizations receiving NIH funding.

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