my continuing review or 3-year renewal form is due around the time
of the system launch, do I use a paper form or the online system?
Refer to your e-mail notification to determine what process to
use. If you receive a "time-to-file" e-mail before the
online forms are available, it will ask you to file a paper version
of the form. If your e-mail reminder directs you to eResearch
Central, you will need to use the online system.
versions of the continuing review or 3-year renewal still be available
once the online system is launched?
No. Once the online system becomes available, you will need to
complete continuing reviews and 3-year renewals online. Refer
to your "time-to-file" e-mail to determine which process
to use during the transition.
Have the rules changed?
No. The federal requirements for substantive continuing review
have not changed.
Is any new information being requested
on the online continuing reviews?
Yes. The information being requested is mostly unchanged, but
some new questions have been added. Some of these questions address
new regulatory requirements; others collect new data, which will
then be available to you in an editable format for subsequent
Will the frequency for filing continuing review reports increase
with the online system?
No. The IRB or IACUC determines the frequency of continuing review
reports based on the risks of the study. The requirement for "no
less than annual" review has not changed.
Can I submit all IRB/IACUC forms and correspondence
Not yet. The first phase of the process improvements
for IRB and IACUC encompasses only the online submission of continuing
reviews and 3-year renewals. Future development will focus on
creating more electronic tools and adding the ability to submit
other forms online.
other people view my forms online?
Currently, you can only view online IRB/IACUC forms for which
you are the principal investigator, co-investigator, or correspondent.
Future development of the system will provide a "proxy"
feature allowing you to grant view permission to other University
personnel, such as your departmental administrator.
Will the online forms take more time to complete?
Initially, the online system will seem new and different, and
it may take you a few minutes longer to complete the forms online
than on paper. However, once you become familiar with the process,
you should find online form completion to be faster.
Does the online system provide features to ease form completion?
Yes. The first time you complete an IRB or IACUC continuing review,
the online system auto-inserts some information from central databases
for you, saving time. For subsequent submissions, additional information
will be available in an editable format, reducing keystrokes and
the potential for errors.