Office of Research Compliance News
On-line IRB submissions began June 4, 2010
The Office of Research Compliance is pleased to announce the adoption of IRBNet, a secure web-based software management system for reviewing and managing human subjects research proposals. IRBNet provides a suite of tools for on-line submissions and reviews, electronic protocol management, and a number of other features that are expected to streamline and improve the process of IRB submission and approval.
IRBNet’s robust research management tools include electronic submissions and reviews, electronic document management, web-based protocol sharing and collaboration, automatic notifications, electronic revision histories, electronic signatures and event tracking. In addition to being an intuitive system, IRBNet’s secure web-based system is accessible anytime, anywhere.
Effective June 4, 2010, all IRB submissions must be submitted electronically through IRBNet. New protocols, continuations, modifications, etc. will not be accepted on paper or by e-mail as of this date.
Research involving human subjects, whether conducted by faculty or students, is subject
to review and approval by the University's Institutional Review Board on Human Subjects (IRB). It is the responsibility of researchers to follow the procedures as outlined in the IRB Policies and Procedures Manual.
December 23rd is the final date for approved thesis/dissertation proposals to be submitted to the Graduate School. The Office of Research Compliance requires IRB approval before a thesis/dissertation proposal will be signed. Allow six weeks for the IRB review process.
All forms must be submitted online via IRBNet: http://www.irbnet.org/
IRBNET TRAINING TUTORIALS
Review the following tutorials before beginning the submission process on IRBNET:
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.
Responsible Conduct of Research with Human Subjects
On October 1, 2000 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) instituted policy requiring education and training on the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects for all key personnel on any NIH funded project. The University of Rhode Island's Assurance with the DHHS requires that any research involving human subjects be guided by similar principles and regulations. Researchers are required to submit documentation of the education requirement, completed within the last three years, to the Division of Research and Economic Development, Compliance Division.
History of Federal Regulations
Related Links and Resources
DHHS Office of Human Research Protections
Certificate of Confidentiality
Code of Federal Regulations for research involving human subjects (45 CFR 46)
HIPAA Privacy Rule
NIH Office of Human Research Protection
NIH Inclusion of Children in Research
NIH Inclusion of Women and Minorities
US FDA Code of Regulations for research involving human subjects (21 CFR 50,56)