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Submitting Your Request with IRBWISE
Within IRBWISE, select "Submit New Protocol" from the drop-down menu of the "Tasks" box in the upper right corner to begin a new protocol application. Within the application, some sections are required and must be completed in order to submit your protocol to the IRBWISE system.
Be sure to upload all necessary documents. These include study protocol, dissertation, consent forms, any advertisements, all survey instruments, interview questions, etc. If the proposed research will be funded, you will also need to upload your grant proposal, including the project description. Regarding consent forms, there are specific required forms and templates (for example, parental permission and minor assent). The templates can be found on our Forms page.
Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs must be members of the GT faculty. Students may not be PIs on protocols and should be listed based on their role as either co-investigators, study staff, or student.
Final Steps and Deadlines
When you have completed all applicable sections of the application and are ready to submit, if you are the PI select the “Forward for Signatures” option in IRBWISE to forward the application to your appropriate Department Chair, Dean, or Director for sign-off and final submission to the IRB. He/she will then use IRBWISE to submit the protocol to the Central IRB for review. (If you are not the PI, forward the protocol to the PI for submission to the appropriate reviewer.)
The Central IRB generally meets on the third Friday of each month. For studies that need to be reviewed by the Full Board Committee, protocol submissions must be received by the first business day of the month to be added to that month's meeting agenda. However, in order to be added to that month’s agenda, the application MUST BE COMPLETE AND READY for review. Incomplete submissions, even if submitted by the 1st business day of the month, may not be added to the agenda. Please understand that the Board members are volunteers from different professional areas (e.g., medical doctors, faculty, community members, etc.) and must be allowed sufficient time to review the submission.
Please CLICK HERE to see a flowchart of the IRB Review Process.