External Site Contacts
In preparation for migration to IRBNet, please ensure institutions that collaborate with KPNW on a study are listed in the External Sites section of the eIRB. (Sponsors or facilities such as a central lab do not need to be listed.) When an external site is added to the eIRB, a small window will open asking for a contact name, phone number, and email address. Enter information for an IRB Administrator/Director/Manager employed at the external site for use by the KPNW IRB staff. Please do not use the External Site section to list contact information for a site PI or other external researcher. Instead, upload their contact information on a separate table to the Study Team Members section under #2 for other study staff.
The external site contact information window also has a place to mark “yes” or “no” indicating whether the external site will rely on the KPNW IRB or will review their own research. These questions are very important for IRB staff when processing a review.
To assist you in entering the appropriate IRB administrator’s contact information in the External Sites section, the Project Manager SharePoint site houses an External Collaborators list that can be amended as new contact information is discovered. (From the PM SharePoint main toolbar, click on “Document Type”, “Tools & Templates”, and then scroll to find “IRB External Collaborators Info for IRQ”.)
It is not necessary to submit a modification solely for this purpose; you can simply include this step along with other items that need modifying before we shut down the current system on January 4, 2019.