Monday, November 17, 2014, will mark the launch of Buck-IRB, the university’s new web-based electronic system for exempt and Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission and review. Buck-IRB is web-based and uses smart-form technology, which will streamline the application process. Research-related documents (consent forms and survey instruments) will also be uploaded and stored in the new electronic Buck-IRBsystem.
Buck-IRB will replace IRB Submit, the system currently in place. It is important to know that on November 11 at 12:01 a.m., IRB Submit will go offline. After this time, all submissions must be held and entered in the new Buck-IRB system which will go “live” at 6 a.m. on November 17th. Materials already in the IRB Submit queue will be routed for signature and reviewed under current procedures. Investigators with currently approved studies will be asked to enter basic study information (e.g., participant population, recruitment numbers) into the new system at the time of the first amendment or continuing review. New studies can be entered directly into the system without this migration step.
In order to make this transition as easy as possible for everyone, it is recommended that between now and the November 17th launch of Buck-IRB, materials be submitted via the current IRB Submit system only as necessary (i.e., to avoid protocol expiration or to report unanticipated problems).
A new Buck-IRB webpage has been created to provide additional information about the system, including upcoming training sessions, user guides and instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions. Please check this page for updated information as the launch date approaches. For questions or to request a training session, please contact Susan Ebert, e-IRB program director, at 614-292-0184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.