All human research study applications are submitted and stored online in our eIRB system, accessed at www.ecompliance.ku.edu For instructions on using the eIRB system, see this QuickStart Guide for creating and submitting new studies.
Investigators are advised to prepare all study documents in advance of logging into the eIRB system. There are no submission deadlines for new proposals. Click here for a complete list of documents to prepare. Each new proposal will be accompanied by an applicable Project Description. The Project Description provides the IRB with additional information, necessary for local review that is not captured in the electronic system. The Project Description should be uploaded in the Supporting Documents screen of the eIRB application. These forms can be accessed at the links below:
For expedited and full-committee studies, study amendments (modifications) such as protocol changes, personnel updates, new recruitment materials will all be submitted in the electronic system. Once your currently-approved study is registered in the system, you will be able to make further changes. Click here for instructions about how to register your current study.
For exempt studies that were approved before eIRB implementation (approximately August 2013), protocol changes and personnel updates will continue to be submitted on paper. Please contact the HSC office for those paper forms.
For continuing review, please ensure that your request for continuation is received at least 15 days before the project expires. If studies are not submitted before that date, there may not be sufficient time to review before your approval lapses. Investigators must take the following steps to request continuation of their current studies:
All reports of new risk information, unanticipated problems, non-compliance, audits and monitoring reports are now submitted in the electronic system. Unlike a modification or CR, Reporting New Information can be associated with one or more studies, or with no study at all. Since most RNIs are associated with a specific study, please use the RNI Quick Start Guide to assist you in the process of filing it under the specific study. Click here for Instructions about the types of new information that should be reported.
Reports should be submitted within 5 working days of the investigator's knowledge of the problem. Urgent information, or report of a study-related death, must be reported in 24 hours. Please feel free to contact the HSC Office at (913) 588-1240 with any questions about these new reporting guidelines.