Submit Materials to the IBC

An eligible principal investigator must be the official researcher of record on all IBC protocols. Please review the PI Eligibility Policy to determine who may serve in this role. Students may not serve in the role of PI on a research project; however, they may submit protocols as student investigators working under a faculty member who serves as the PI on the study.

Researchers may submit a study proposal through the IRBNet online submission system. Basic steps for registering a new user account are below. All proposal packages must be signed by the PI listed on the protocol in order to be accepted for review. For additional assistance on submitting a proposal package, contact the Office of Research Integrity at 702-895-5453 or kevin.bergeron@unlv.edu.

IRBNet New User Registration

  1. Visit the IRBNet website.
  2. Under the login box, select “New User Registration”
  3. Complete all required fields, click “Continue.”
  4. Read the Terms of Use, click Continue.”
  5. Type “Las Vegas” into the search bar, click Search,” select “University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)” from the list, click “Continue.”
  6. Enter your UNLV contact information, click “Continue.
  7. Verify the information is correct, click “Register.”
  8. Read the instructions on how to activate your account, click “Continue.
  9. You are returned to the main IRBNet login page.
  10. You must open your email and click on the activation link to activate your account before you login to IRBNet.

What to Submit for IBC Review

Most IBC projects require an IBC Research Protocol Proposal Form and a BSL-2 Laboratory SOP Form. These forms as well as amendment forms, exempt project forms, and researcher information documents are available in the Forms and Templates library after you login to IRBNet.

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 here. If prompted, enter Username (unlv) and Password (training).

Post-Approval Activity

Amendments

Any change to an existing approved protocol must be reviewed and approved by the IBC prior to implementing the change, except when the change is necessary to eliminate apparent immediate hazards. Amendment requests must be submitted through the IRBNet online submission system.

Renewals

The IBC reviews all non-exempt projects every three years. It is the PI’s responsibility to submit an application for renewal in sufficient time to permit the IBC to review the application prior to its expiration date. As a service to investigators, the Office of Research Integrity sends the principal investigator a reminder notification through the IRBNet system 30 and 60 days prior the study’s expiration date. Renewals should be submitted as a “New Package.” Simply login to IRBNet, open the current project you wish to renew, select “Project History”, select “Create New Package.” Always submit renewal materials on the newest forms located in the Forms and Templates library.