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All submissions and reviews are completed via IRBManager, an Electronic Submission System which automates the IRB review process for the Tulane HRPO/IRB.

IRBManager User's Guide: Prior to starting a new submission, all investigators and study personnel who will submit applications in IRBManager should review this guide.

This comprehensive guide provides information on:

  • Step-by-Step instructions for submitting applications for New Studies, Amendments, Continuing Reviews, etc.
  • IRBManager functions and terminology
  • Locating approved protocols and associated materials
  • How to Navigate IRBManager

Click here to Log in to IRBManager

 


 

IRBManager Video Tutorials:

How to Login to IRBManager

How to Start an Initial Application in IRBManager

*If the videos appear blurry, please click on the icon in the lower right corner to adjust the quality settings.


 

IRBManager FAQs

How do I submit a Human Subjects Research Determination Form?

How do I submit an Amendment or Continuing Review?

How do I submit a Personnel Change Only, Annual Progress Report, Event Report, Correspondence, Check-In Report or Study Closure?

How do I know if my application has been submitted?

How do I know if my PI/Faculty Advisor/Department Head/Dean has signed off on the application?

Why can’t I add a study team member to the application?

Why can’t I login to IRBManager?

How do I view a PDF of an application?


 

How do I submit a Human Subjects Research Determination Form?

Step 1. From the menu on the left side of your IRBManager homepage, select "Click to begin the Human Subjects Research Determination Form".

How do I submit and Amendment or Continuing Review?

Step 1. You cannot start an Amendment or Continuing Review directly from your homepage in IRBManager, you must first go to the study page. To get to the study from your IRBManager homepage, type the study number into the search bar in the upper right corner, or click on your "Active Studies" and select the appropriate study.
Step 2. Once you are on the study page, select "Start xform" from the menu on the left.
Step 3. Select "Secondary Application for Human Subjects Research" as the type of xform you wish to start.
Step 4. An the bottom of the first page of the application, select the appropriate type of submission and complete the application as prompted.

 

How do I submit a Personnel Change Only, Annual Progress Report, Event Report, Correspondence, Check-In Report or Study Closure?

Step 1. You cannot start any of these forms directly from your homepage in IRBManager, you must first go to the study page. To get to the study from your IRBManager homepage, type the study number into the search bar in the upper right corner, or click on your "Active Studies" and select the appropriate study.
Step 2. Once you are on the study page, select "Start xform" from the menu on the left.
Step 3. Click on the type of form you wish to submit.

How do I know if my application has been submitted?

From your IRBManager homepage, look at the xforms section to see a summary of your xforms. Click on the highlighted words to see what Stage that the xform is in. See screenshot below.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/RPkUgojR9gzP93pwMFbEJPzrocGfhHnHGuTbx5i03btLDuOctjPfdApur_cuBP1dc-MnQD9F2ZJPoIGQmxolCu0g7_hVwFyP1DOT-aRjVlmx5jiuXoyshrjq8F26j_nioIrzz2jf

 

How do I know if my PI/Faculty Advisor/Department Head/Dean has signed off on the application?

From your IRBManager homepage, click on "xforms being processed at a later stage" to see a summary of your xforms.  If the stage says PI/Faculty Advisor/Department Head/Dean Attestation, that means the form is with that person and has not been submitted to HRPO.  See screenshot below.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/hndbNu9iT40UzbJX6C5_OGkegFfX0e_FhESyJ3Kdxl38Y68lmqZyXKDiw4ByUKP0_YPFGvJPpcBQ-IQXoLZL3KcGaSW0oObYPWBR2bOE3QHz9Mobma7c2xgTMBbBNvP9HSA3u9Dw

 

Why can’t I add a study team member to the application?

Please ensure that all study team members have logged into IRBManager at least once.  The system will not be able to add personnel to the study team if they have never logged into IRBManager.

 

Why can’t I login to IRBManager?

If you have not logged into IRBManager in over 18 months, the system will automatically lock your login access.  Please call 504-988-2665 or email irbmain@tulane.edu and we will be happy to unlock your login access.

How do I view a PDF of an application?

Step 1. To view a PDF of a Study Event Application, you must first go to the study page. To get to the study from your IRBManager homepage, type the study number into the search bar in the upper right corner, or click on your "Active Studies" and select the appropriate study.
Step 2. Once you are on the study page, click on the Event you wish to view. [In this example, we are going to view an Amendment.] .
Step 3. Once you are in the Study Event, select “xForms” from the menu on the left.
Step 4. Click on the Application. [In this example, we are viewing an Amendment, so the application type is the Secondary Application.  Depending on which Event you are in, the application type may be different.]
Step 5. Once you are in the application, scroll down to the bottom of the page.  At the bottom of the page, click “More” and then select “View as PDF”.

 

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