Soon, researchers will have electronic workflow capabilities for IRB application preparation and submission with the launch of our new eIRB system on August 1, 2011.
The GHSU Office of Human Research Protections is working with ITSS to implement eIRB, a new web-enabled, enterprise information system for human subjects research protocol submissions.
Researchers will be able to submit all IRB submissions as well as monitor the progress of their submissions. eIRB go-live will be August 1st, and training is available now for all Faculty, staff, and students involved in submitting and/or approving human subjects research. eIRB will include tracking submissions for the Human Assurance Committee (HAC), Chesapeake Research Review, Inc., and the National Cancer Institute Central IRB.
Currently, the process of submission and approval of human subjects research protocols is largely a manual process. eIRB will avoid duplication of entry, reduce paperwork, enable self-service functions and decrease turn-around time from submission to approval. It’s also a huge plus to reduce printing costs and paper system inefficiencies.
Through the use of electronic workflow, IRB submission preparation is simplified and research teams receive alerts for approaching deadlines.