Electronic Submission of IRB Applications

Electronic Submission of IRB Applications

Using iRIS

All applications to IRB are made through iRIS. This system enables completely electronic online submission and monitoring of human subject research applications, renewals, amendments and adverse events notification, as well as supporting documents (e.g. informed consent forms, surveys and questionnaires). The system allows for the electronic routing of applications for signatures. Protocol information is stored in a secure database for tracking and management, and is accessible to appropriate users only (including the PI). There are also automatic protocol expiration warnings via email to PIs.

The link to the online system is: http://protocol.gsu.edu/

To get started in iRIS, researchers must log in with their Campus ID and Campus ID password. Complete step-by-step guides on how to use the system can be found at the iRIS Training Portal.

Helpful iRIS Information

The iRIS site has two main areas: My Assistant and Study Assistant

  • The “My Studies” link under the Study Assistant section lists all applications associated with your account. This is where you can submit additional forms (amendments, continuing reviews, protocol devation forms, etc.) and where you can check the status of your study.
  • The “Add a Study” under the Study Assistant section is where you begin your application process for both Human Subject Research and Not Human Subject Research.
  • The My Assistant section is where you can view personal information such as e-mail address and associated departments.

For helpful information about completing the application in iRIS and step-by-step guides see the iRIS Training Portal.