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22 Jan '15:  The e-signing process is being improved.  This training PowerPoint explains the older process.  We are in the process of updating it - should be posted by Tuesday, 27 Jan.

14 Jan '15:  The compliance office is *very* pleased to report that the repair to fix the attachment of documents glitch has been fixed.  Recall that attachments are added at the file level by right clicking on the row.  A menu box opens.  An example is here with the paper clip showing a file was already attached.

5-7 Jan '15:  An improved version of the eIRB software will be installed during this time.  The work will be performed by tick@lab and will occur in the night hours, after midnight, so the system will not be available then.  Once installed, the experience using it should be much better.  Things to look for:  1) Some aspects of the protocol application will look different, but the same basic structure is there.  2) Protocols from 2014 are being migrated into the 2015 database.  3) Co-investigators can be added by the PI after sending the protocol for admin review.  4) All attachments attach at the file level, not the document/protocol level.  5) More help text. 6) Clearer email messages (we've still got work to do on that).  7) A more welcoming interface on the opening page with announcements.

Let us in the IRB know of glitches, typos, suggestions for improvement.  The feedback from users with the "old" system has been very useful in addressing fixes.

04 Nov '14:  As we move forward with the eIRB submittal process, we want to remind the CPP research community that the IRB will no longer accept protocols that are uploaded as a Word doc or PDF.  Beginning in October, all protocols must be filled out and submitted through the eIRB.

07 Aug '14:  The E-IRB has launched! We are excited to announce that the new electronic system for submitting protocols called the e-IRB is active as of today! Click on the “Basic Instructions to the e-IRB” tab to begin.

We want to remind all investigators that it is important to review the "Creating a New Protocol" training document and FAQ’s section before entering the e-IRB.

The IRB office staff knows that with the launch of the eIRB users will have questions and we are ready to help. Send an email to to submit any questions or to set up an appointment.

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