17 Sept '14: A half dozen protocols have gone through the eIRB process. Reviewed and approved, so we know it works. Yes, there have been some glitches and we've managed to work around them. The feedback from users has been very useful in addressing them - thank you! Now, armed with this experience, we are offering assistance and training in moving your e-protocol through so that you can do research with human participants.
07 Aug '14: The E-IRB has launched! We are excited to announce that the new electronic system for submitting protocols called the e-IRB is active as of today! Click on the “Basic Instructions to the e-IRB” tab to begin.
We want to remind all investigators that it is important to review the “Creating a New Protocol” training document and FAQ’s section before entering the e-IRB.
The IRB office staff knows that with the launch of the eIRB users will have questions and we are ready to help. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit any questions or to set up an appointment.
Thank you for your support!
14 Jul '14: The roll-out date for the new electronic version of the protocol submission, review, and approval process is almost here. It's called eIRB! @tune/tick@lab is the software vendor. The IRB office is evaluating minor issus for implementation of the software. For the first year, there will be parallel processes of the existing MS Word and email communication with the web-based eIRB system.
We will be having training sessions as well as using on-line functions to assist with the learning curve.
Please stay 'tuned' for updates.
07 Jul '14: We have begun testing for the eIRB! We want to thank the PI volunteers that have gone through the eIRB process and have provided us with feedback in order to ease the transition to the eIRB. We encourage investigators that are familiarized with the traditional IRB process to test the eIRB and give us feedback! Here is a comment from one of our volunteers:
“I found the PDF training to be very helpful when I was actually walking through the process of submission.”
We will be fully transitioning to the eIRB process this Summer! Please check our website for more details.