All submissions are submitted using Cayuse IRB and will be pre-screened by the Human Subjects Research Specialist (HSRS) to ensure completeness prior to review.
If you have an old protocol you cannot find in Cayuse IRB, contact us before you start a new study.
For general instructions on submitting protocols please view the Cayuse IRB (now called Human Ethics) Submission Guide.
For more complete instructions, including screenshots, please view the Cayuse IRB (now called Human Ethics Quick Start Guide.
View the steps you need to take in order to submit your protocol.
A new protocol can be created in Cayuse IRB by clicking on the "+ New Study" button in the upper right corner of Cayuse IRB's dashboard. Someone other than the PI can start a study. Within the study, click on "+ New Submission" to continue.
Once the submission type has been selected, you will enter all of the details. For an initial submission, please make sure the following items are present to help avoid delays:
There may be additional requirements depending on the location, population, data collection methods, etc. There will be information in the submission itself to guide you.
The submission is ready for the PI to certify it, which then moves the submission to Pre-Review.
The HSRS will conduct a pre-review to ensure the submission is ready for review and will notify the PI if any items are incomplete. If the PI does not respond to the HSRS within 30 days, the submission will be administratively withdrawn.
If determined to be ready, the submission is then reviewed by either the HSRS or IRB, depending on the review level.
Principal investigators will receive notices from Cayuse IRB to log in via email, including updates on review status, approval letters being posted, and notifications regarding expiration dates.
Exempt determinations will be made by the HSRS directly. Expedited and full review studies will be routed through the appropriate process.