IRB Information System (IRBIS)

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Important Details

All NEW human subjects research applications must be submitted through the online IRB system (IRBIS).

New researchers (e.g., students) or researchers new to UNC Charlotte should review the Guidelines for Research information before submitting an online application.    

COMMON QUESTIONS

Existing Studies – Renewals, Modifications (Amendment), & Closures

Beginning January 2017, all existing studies (paper-based) will transition to IRBIS at the time of RENEWAL. 

Once a study has transitioned to IRBIS, all future actions (modifications, renewals, closures) must be completed within IRBIS. 

Modifications (amendments) to existing paper-based studies that have not yet transitioned to IRBIS (i.e., the study renewal is not yet due), may be submitted using the paper-based amendment form.  Contact the Compliance Office for guidance, questions about whether this is applicable for your study, and to obtain the amendment form.  

Closures to existing paper-based studies may be completed using the paper-based closure form.

IRBIS:  TRAINING AND INFORMATION

Training Sessions

Training sessions will provide a brief introduction to IRBIS and demonstration.  Space is limited to 15 people per session.  Please email uncc-irb@uncc.edu with the date and time of the session you plan to attend.  Unless indicated otherwise, all sessions will take place in Cameron 303. 

Additional training dates will be added as scheduled.  In addition, ORC staff as available will schedule trainings for groups (classes, offices, departments).  Please submit your request to uncc-irb@uncc.edu.

IRBIS GUIDES AND RESOURCES

The following training materials are provided to orient and guide researchers through the online IRB submission process from initial application to post-approval submission.

TIPS FOR EXISTING PAPER-BASED APPLICATION

TIPS FOR NEW IRBIS APPLICATION

CROSS REFERENCE-IRB PAPER FORM VS. IRBIS

ONLINE APPLICATION ORIENTATION

REQUESTING AN EXEMPTION DETERMINATION/APPROVAL

CONSENT PROCESS

DATA SECURITY

ATTACHMENTS/COVER MEMO

RESPONSIBLE FACULTY REVIEW AND CERTIFICATION

TRACKING SUBMISSION

STIPULATIONS (ORC ADMIN REVIEW &/OR IRB REVIEW)

POST-APRROVAL SUBMISSION

OTHER SUBMISSION

IRBIS Manual for Existing Paper-Based Application (Renewal)

IRBIS Manual for Existing Paper-Based Application (Modification)