Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP)

New eIRB System Now Available

The new eIRB is now available for human subjects research submissions.

For information on using eIRB, please consult the following resources:

Video demos and instructional material: eIRB Information (NetID is required)

Reminder: Implementing a New IRB System

Implementing a New Institutional Review Board (IRB) System

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

August 13th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review. August 20th is the last day to submit to the HSPP for non-committee review. 

Implementing a New Institutional Review Board (IRB) System

The Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) will launch a new system, eIRB, designed to make submitting human research protocols easier and faster. For more information about the implementation process, please visit RII’s New Systems Information Webpage.

Please note the following important dates in the implementation process:

Rollout of new Conflict of Interest, Human Subjects Protection Program, and Research administration systems

Implementing New Systems to Make Your Work Easier

Beginning this summer, the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact will sequentially roll out and upgrade new systems designed to make your work related to Conflict of Interest and Commitment matters, the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), and research proposals much easier. Because these changes are relevant to all of campus, from students to staff to faculty, please check your email inboxes in the coming weeks and months for information about training sessions and transitioning to the new systems.

What training opportunities are available?

The HSPP offers a variety of training opportunities including Brown Bag Sessions and Office Hours. For training details, please visit the IRB Training Opportunities webpage. If you are interested in requesting training on a specific topic, or are interested in having an HSPP member present at a class, lab, or faculty meeting, please contact the general inbox at VPR-IRB@email.arizona.edu(link sends e-mail)

I'm using Banner Health resources. What do I need to know?

Prior to IRB submission, all projects that will utilize Banner Health resources (i.e., facilities, patients, employees) must be entered into the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Research Intake Application (RIA). Upon submission to the IRB, please upload RIA approval to eIRB.

I'm conducting human subjects research in an international location. What do I need to know?

If you are traveling outside of the United States to conduct human subjects research, you will need to register your travel with the UA Travel Registry. The HSPP requires your travel be registered and approved before any research begins.

I'm conducting human subjects research in a vulnerable population. What do I need to know?

The HSPP considers Children, Cognitively Impaired Individuals, Pregnant Women and Neonates, Prisoners, and Native American or International Indigenous Populations to be vulnerable populations that require additional protections and safeguards. When your targeted population includes one or more of these vulnerable populations, the appropriate Appendix for Vulnerable Populations is required with your submission eIRB. Please see our guidance on conducting research in these population:

Who can I contact if I have immediate questions?

For questions that require immediate attention, please email the general inbox at VPR-IRB@email.arizona.edu(link sends e-mail). This inbox is continuously monitored, and your questions will be directed to the appropriate individual. 

How do I report an unanticipated complication and/or adverse event?

Investigators are required to report local problems, concerns, serious risks, and failure to follow the protocol to the IRB for all human subjects research. These reports must be submitted to the IRB within ten (10) business days of discovery. Changes made to eliminate risk to subjects must be reported to the IRB within five (5) business days of discovery. Reportable items must be submitted in eIRB as a Reportable New Information (RNI).

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