IRBNet Brings Streamlined Electronic Process to URI for Submission, Review and Tracking of Research Protocols Involving Vertebrate Animals
Online submissions began on March 8th, 2011
Starting in March, the University of Rhode Island's Office of Research Compliance has moved to a new web-based system for management of IACUC submissions. We have contracted with IRBNet, an industry leader that provides an easy, user-friendly online method for researchers to submit and IACUC members to review and act on proposals. IRBNet is expected to make the submission process easier and more convenient for researchers.
Investigators will submit their research protocols electronically to the board through the IRBNet system, and the online toolset will help administrators and IACUC members review and act on the proposals more efficiently. Among the advantages IRBNet will provide to investigators will be the ability to track the status of protocol applications online and electronic notification of committee actions.
We have stopped accepting paper and email submissions. All submissions must be through IRBNet (as of March 8th, 2011).
The Office of Research Compliance will provide more detailed information and training materials, along with a schedule of optional training workshops, as we move closer to the roll out date. Throughout the transition period, look for emails and website announcements to keep you updated on the changes.
All forms must be submitted online via IRBNet: http://www.irbnet.org/
IRBNet training tutorials are accessible via this link: http://www.uri.edu/research/tro/about/IRB/IRBNetTraining.pdf
If you need additional instruction URI step-by-step user guides have been created to assist researchers with each part of the IRBNet submission process. The guides are available at: http://www.uri.edu/research/tro/about/IRB/IRBNetinstructs.html
If you need further assistance please call the Office of Research Compliance at 874-4328.
Oversight of all vertebrate animal use at the University of Rhode Island is provided by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
Applicants must submit application materials to the URI Division of Research and Economic Development at least two weeks prior to the date of the scheduled IACUC meeting.
The forms needed for new protocols, a 3 year protocol renewal, and yearly updates are available in the IACUC menu on the sidebar. If the protocol is part of a thesis, dissertation, or sponsored research grant proposal, an electronic copy of that proposal must be submitted as well.
URI Program of Veterinary Care (Please click on "Forms and Templates" after logging into IRBNet.org)