IRBNet is a web-based tool that helps researchers and administrative offices better manage protocol submission, modification and tracking processes. IRBNet also allows you to have access to your protocols from any computer anywhere in the world, provided you have internet access.
IRBNet is a hosted service that can be accessed at https://www.irbnet.org. New users can create an IRBNet account by clicking on the "New User Registration" link located just under the log-in fields in the upper right-hand corner of the page. This link will walk you through the steps to create your account; just make sure you select University of Alaska Fairbanks as your organization. Once you've created your account you will receive an activation email, be sure to click on the link in the email to activate your account. If you have problems activating your account, contact IRBNet support at 877.261.6461.
Instructions on using IRBNet
Download the following instructional pages for various submissions:
- New protocol application*: IRB-NEW-PROJECT (docx).
- Revisions to an existing application (changes to procedures, personnel, data collection tools, Consent forms, etc.; either per IRB request or initiated by the investigator.): IRB-REVISION (docx).
- Renew or close a protocol (submit a Progress Report): IRB-RENEW-OR-CLOSE (docx).
PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO SUBMIT TO THE CORRECT COMMITTEE! --- THE UAF IRB, IACUC AND IBC ALL USE IRBNET!
(*Note: Typically, the PI on a protocol must be tenured or tenure-track faculty, research faculty, or faculty emeritus. For other guidelines on PI eligibilty and exceptions, please visit the UAF policy, 05-003; http://www.uaf.edu/files/ori/05-003-Principal-Investigator-Eligibility-2005.pdf (PDF))
If you haven't started using IRBNet yet and would like to arrange for training to get you or your group started on the system please contact the Office of Research Integrity. The ORI will provide training via teleconference for persons located outside the Fairbanks area.
If you're currently using IRBNet, but are struggling with how to do something, please contact the ORI for assistance. Remember, if you're struggling then others probably are as well so please give us the opportunity to help before you're completely frustrated! If we don't know the answer to your question, we'll find out and let you know!
IRBNet also maintains a Resources page with training videos and PDFs that will walk you through the registration process with step-by-step screen shots on creating and submitting a new project and post-submission topics. Click on the Resources tab or linked text, and log-in using username "uafairbanks" and password "training" (do not include the quotation marks).
The ORI can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling x7800 or x7832.