IRB: Important News and Updates

Updated May 12, 2020

Page Contents:

  1. FDA's Guidance for Clinical Trials During COVID-19 Pandemic
  2. FDA Emergency Use Authorizations
  3. Recent FDA Guidance
  4. New ORIA Office Location


FDA's Guidance for Clinical Trials During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released guidance on how clinical trials shall be conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please CLICK HERE to read the guidance and see how this may impact your clinical trial.


FDA Emergency Use Authorizations

The FDA can authorize the use of an unapproved medical products or the unapproved use of approved medical products to be used in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.  These Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) have to be requested from the FDA and have strict guidelines.  More information in regards to how to apply and guidance for EUAs can be found on the FDA’s website.  Additionally, a list of current and terminated EUA's can also be found on the FDA's website. If you intend to apply for an EUA or utilize an existing EUA, please contact the Regulatory Affairs Office as soon as possible.


Recent FDA Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continuosly releases guidance documents to inform the public of the Agency's current thinking on a particular subject.  These guidance documents are not binding, but are considered to be best practice.  Please see the current list of the Final and Draft Guidances on the FDA's website.


New ORIA Office Location

The administrative office for the Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Trials Office has moved from the Research Administration Building to the Dalney Street Building.  Our new address is listed below:


Office of Research Integrity Assurance

Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Trials Office
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dalney Street Building
926 Dalney St, NW Atlanta, GA 30318