Residents - Refer to: IRB Research - MERC: - PROJECT APPROVAL for Instructions & forms
How do I submit my research to the IRB for review using the
IRBnet.org electronic system?
Step 1 Connect to the internet –www.IRBnet.org (For video step by step instructions - see below)
Step 2 - Log in – First time users – click
· “NEW USER REGISTRATION,” complete the user profile
· Accept terms of IRBnet.org
· Select "Genesys Regional Medical Center” for location
· Remember your password -
· Now, Go to your email - you will have received an email from IRBnet – to: activate
“click” the link to get going in IRBnet.org –
OR If you already have registered – just Log in “www.IRBnet.org” using your
user name and password and select Study Manager to find your study.
Step 3 - Click - CREATE NEW STUDY and fill in the information - Title of study
Step 4 - Click - STUDY DESIGNER to attach IRB forms - All IRB –forms are located in form library drop down menu or on the Genesys website– (i.e. IRB application)
Need to stop and come back to this process?
Step 5 - Click - SAVE – You “Save” the forms to your computer - you may complete and edit at a later time.
Step 6 - Click - SHARE THIS STUDY – Select anyone who you would like to have access to your research – (i.e. Co-investigators) Note: (To “share” your research with someone, they must be registered in IRBnet.org)
Step 7 – To SEND a quick e-MAIL – Use only for a quick email to anyone on your research team, or IRB Coordinator- (This stage is optional.) This does not submit your research
Step 8 – Mandatory – SIGN STUDY – - Your “Electronic” signature is accepted as a legal signature – All Co-Investigaters must “sign” the study.
Once all documents are attached –and the study is ready in final form -
Step 9 – Mandatory - Click – SUBMIT THIS STUDY – Select “Genesys IRB in the “Search for Organization” drop menu -Be sure all documents are attached and in final version prior to submitting. – Once “SUBMIT” is clicked – the research cannot be edited unless – you contact the IRB Office to unlock the study.
YOU MADE IT!
Step 10 –Click – Study OVERVIEW – To review what has been sent – study will be under “Pending Review” status until the IRB votes at the next meeting
*An electronic IRB - email will be sent to your email notifying you of the IRB receiving your research study – A letter will be sent, after the meeting date – with the IRB decision.
For step by step video instructions –
Go to: www.irbnetresources.org
Click on “RESOURCES” (Do not use the top right sign-in box)
When “resources” is clicked – a new sign-in box will appear
User name: Genesys
This will allow you to view short instructional videos on
Click – Research 1 – 1st time users
Click - Research 2 - Updating & Revising Research