See below for an important update from the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP) regarding submission deadlines and blackout period for the new eIRB system.
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 updated dates. These dates may still be subject to change. However, to prepare yourselves for summer work, please plan on these dates for submission of materials to the IRB. We will update you once we have new information.
August 13, 2021 - Last day to submit to the HSPP for full committee review.
August 20, 2021 – Last day to submit to the HSPP to guarantee approval prior to the current system close out. Any submissions received by this date but not yet finalized, OR any submission received after this deadline may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
August 25 – September 12, 2021 – Blackout period (No IRB system will be available for submissions).
September 13, 2021 – eIRB is available to submit materials to the IRB.
How will this affect you?
The new system is relevant to all University employees and students who conduct research involving human subjects.
For all submissions received by August 20, 2021: We will review and approve all submissions received prior to August 20, 2021. Submissions must be finalized before the blackout period. In addition, any submissions received after this deadline may not be reviewed and will be returned to you with further instruction on how to proceed.
If your existing project(s) is set to expire during the planned blackout period: Please submit a renewal or closure paperwork to VPR-IRB@arizona.edu as soon as possible. The HSPP will prioritize renewal submissions to ensure approval does not lapse due to system down time.
For urgent matters and Just-in-Time (JIT) requests that arise during the planned blackout period: Please contact Christine Melton-Lopez, Director HSPP, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding during this major transition. For questions or more information, please contact the HSPP at VPR-IRB@arizona.edu.