Step by Step Tips
The following sections provide help and tips for filling out each portion of the IRB application. **Note, required questions on the IRB Application are highlighted and marked with an asterisk.
IRB Application Step 1: Title, Type of Review, PI Info
All items in this section are required except for the question on prior IRB review. The PI UT EID is required since many researchers do not fill out the IRB Application themselves.
IRB Application - Step 2: Researcher Info, Conflict of Interest
Once you enter the UT EIDs for Key Researchers (co-investigators), the system will verify if they have Researcher Training Verifications on file. The system will also let the user know if any of the personnel listed on this page - including the DRC and Faculty Sponsor, do not have high-assurance UT EIDs (required to "sign-off"(verify study participation)).
Many departments on campus REQUIRE faculty sponsor and DRC sign-off prior to submission to the Office of Research Support. To see who your DRC is visit our DRC Listing page.
The user can elect to send emails to all study participants. This email lets the participants know that they have a study to verify and gives them a link to a listing page to view all their associated studies.
The Conflict of Interest items are all required.
IRB Application - Steps 3 and 4: Study Population, Subject Participation, Informed Consent and Location
These two pages of the application ask the user to provide details about the study itself. The application requests the type of data collected on subjects. It also asks for the location of the study and if any types of medications will be used.
IRB Application- Step 5: Financial/Material Support, Subject Compensation and Incentives
The OSP number refers back to the protocol for the Office of Sponsored Projects.
IRB Application - Step 6: Additional Documentation
The user must upload additional documentation. At the very least a research protocol should be uploaded. The user selects the document type from the dropdown menu and then clicks the "Browse" button to browse the machine he/she is using for the documents. The user may add a comment to upload to the database to go with the title of the document.
Comment: Form given to all subjects prior to participating in study
Additionally, the user can view a listing of all documentation already attached to a specific study.
IRB Summary Page
Displays a summary of all study information for a study number. Key Personnel/Co-Investigators, Faculty Sponsors, and Department Review Chairs verify study participation using this page.