New functions, simplified user interface will enhance IRB submission process
CDS is pleased to announce GCU's new IRB protocol management system - iRIS. Effective January 19, 2018, all IRB applications must be submitted in iRIS and reviewed within this system. The new system streamlines and simplifies the IRB application process while also providing a dashboard so that users can immediately view the status of their submission. Advanced system logic will guide researchers through the application process and will even determine supporting documents that are required for submission.
Effective Friday, 1/19/18 all new IRB submissions must be submitted to the new system. Faculty and learners who have submitted their IRB application to the existing IRBNet system will continue to use that system until their application has been approved. They will not be required to re-submit their application to the new system. Researchers who already have IRB approval can submit Amendment/Modification form, Continuing Review form, Adverse Event form, or Close-out form in the new system by referring to the original IRB protocol # from IRBNet.
CDS is also pleased to announce the IRB page on CIRT has been updated "IRB Research Center" to help all researchers complete all required steps, and ensure the IRB submission and review processes goes as smoothly as possible. The documents in the Forms and Templates Folder have been updated to reflect submission process and requirements for the new system. Please review the Instructions and Videos - Get Started in iRIS, and associated documents, then carefully follow the "Steps to Prepare and Submit an IRB application in iris.