IRBNet is the online submission software utilized for management of all research projects that require committee review and approval. The guidance provided within this webpage has been broken down into step-by-step instructions on how to get started creating submissions in IRBNet.
All persons involved in a research study are required to complete training. For proof of training, certificates must be linked to your IRBNet User profile. For specific training requirements please refer to our Training Matrix or see committee specific training here.
For instructions on how to link your training certificate (s) to your IRBNet profile, please see the following guidance.
See the below guidance if you need to access your project for any the following reasons:
- The system timed you out (system automatically logs the user out after 60 minutes of inactivity).
- Limited time available for submission completion.
- Submitting subsequent packages (e.g. Amendments, Renewals, monitoring, etc.)
All new IRBNet projects are required to include a Wizard. This is essentially a series of questions that captures the details of your research project. Please note the term Wizard goes by other names for different USA review boards:
- IACUC: IACUC/IBC Application or SmartForm
- IBC: IACUC/IBC Application or SmartForm
- IRB: Application Part A or Part A
Follow the steps provided to complete the Wizard for your submission.
Navigating between packages is sometimes necessary to address revisions required in previously submitted packages. To learn how to navigate between packages, see the step-by-step guidance document below.
If your project/package requires revisions, your package can be unlocked by your committee administrator.
For example, if it is determined during pre-review that revisions are necessary, they may unlock the package for updates. Alternatively, if you realize post-submission that information is missing (e.g., forgotten documents, Wizard updates, etc.), you may request that your package be unlocked.
See the provided guidance document for instructions on how to navigate updating a package in IRBNet.
Documents such as Approval letters, Modifications Required letters, Information Required letters, etc. are all published within IRBNet by your committee administrator. To access these documents, please see the following guidance.
For specific requirements, see the appropriate committee site.
All persons with Full access to a project in IRBNet receive an email each time a meaningful action is taken. The most common types of reminders are:
- Board Action
- Board Document Published
- Project Expiration
- Signed Package
- Package Locked/Unlocked
- IRBNet Message from…
Each email will appear as an alert (or red flag) in IRBNet. Each email/flag indicates some type of change or action has occurred or is required in a specific package. To learn how to manage these alerts, please refer to the guidance document below.