Transition to IRBManager

Implementation of IRBManager Electronic Protocol Management for IRB, IACUC and IBC

The Office of Research Compliance will be implementing a new electronic system, IRBManager, for submitting application materials to IRB, IACUC and IBC in May 2019.  IRBManager will replace IRBNet, and while we do not anticipate issues with the conversion process, we strongly encourage investigators to download and save protocol materials for historical purposesAll access to IRBNet will be discontinued on May 26, 2019

ORC staff are currently developing the various applications and review processes for the new system. We expect IRBManager will be available for investigator use by early May. Initial testing will occur through March, with pilot testing of the program and training for committee members targeted for April.  User guides will be created and available for investigator use in early May.

How will implementation of IRBManager affect submission and review?

Data currently stored in the IRBNet system will be transferred to IRBManager. In order to ensure all data is captured during the conversion process, investigators should anticipate a short blackout period when submissions to the various compliance boards will not be accepted. 

IRB submissions for more than minimal risk research and requiring review by the full board at the April 26, 2019 meeting must be received through IRBNet no later than April 12, 2019 Application materials for all other submission types will not be accepted through IRBNet after April 30.  In extraordinary circumstances, the IRB will consider paper-based submissions on a case-by-case basis during the blackout period noted above.

IACUC submissions will be accepted until April 7 for consideration at the April 18 convened meeting; however no new submissions will be considered for the convened meeting on May 16, 2019. Response packages and administrative amendments will be accepted until April 30, 2019.

IBC operations will be unaffected until August-September 2019.

Contact the following coordinators if you have any questions about the transition from IRBNet to IRBManager.  

Audrey Brown, LVT, LAT
Coordinator, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
989-774-7313 or

Deb Geasler, CIM
Coordinator, Institutional Review Board
989-774-6401 or

Updated 3/25/19