New Training Dates Available for Transition to IRBNet; New Suite of Electronic Tools Available Feb. 19

Feb. 3, 2015

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is continuing to offer special training to facilitate the upcoming transition to “IRBNet,” the new suite of electronic tools supporting the management, online submission, review, and oversight of research protocols for the IRBs, IBC, and IACUC.

The IRB, IBC, and IACUC will begin accepting electronic protocol submissions via IRBNet on Feb. 19. As of March 2, all protocols (including modifications, continuing reviews, amendments, and renewals) must be submitted electronically via IRBNet, and all review decision letters will be issued electronically via IRBNet. All users must self-register at www.irbnet.org; instructions are available there for new user registration. Registration will begin on Feb. 19, 2015.

The following training opportunities are offered to researchers:

In-Person Training Sessions

  • March 3, from 9-10 a.m. (SU 207)
  • March 11, from 10-11 a.m. (SU 205)
  • March 19, from 1-2 p.m. (SU 211)
  • March 27, from 2-3 p.m. (SU 224)

Instructional videos

IRBNet offers two instructional videos to show new users how to work with the system: New Project Submissions and Post-submission Advanced Topics. These videos can be accessed at http://www.irbnetresources.org/tresources/training.html. When prompted, enter Username (unlv) and Password (training)

One-on-One In-Person Training Sessions

If you need personalized training or assistance with making a submission through IRBNet, you may schedule a consultation with one of the ORI staff. To schedule a one-on-one training session, please email irb@unlv.edu and include your availability and what type of help is needed.

Small Group In-Person Training Sessions

Consultations may also be scheduled for small groups, such as departments and lab groups. To schedule a small group training session, please email irb@unlv.edu and include your availability, type of group, and what type of help is needed.

Some of IRBNet’s many features include electronic document management; web-based protocol sharing and collaboration; automatic notifications; integrated training and credential management; and important audit capabilities, including electronic revision histories, electronic signatures, and event tracking.

IRBNet will become the campus’ sole submission system for all research protocols, replacing CyberIRB and email submissions.

For additional information regarding IRB submissions, please contact Christa Esparza at (702) 895-4225. For information about IBC and IACUC submissions, please contact Kevin Bergeron at (702) 895-5453. These individuals will assist you with any questions you may have as we move forward with this important initiative.