eIRB Tip - Whom to notify when you comment in the eIRB
When you add a comment in the eIRB, you have the option of notifying the PI/proxy/primary contact, study team, or IRB coordinator. If you select a PI/proxy/primary contact, emails will go to your PI and whomever is assigned as the primary contact on the project. The study team option will result in emails to the study team in its entirety. And if you select IRB coordinator, a notification will go to the IRB team member assigned to the study. If an IRB coordinator is not yet assigned, all RSPO staff are notified of comments.
Please keep in mind that IRB coordinators do not need to be included on certain notifications. Specifically, when a submission is ready for PI notification, the IRB coordinator should NOT be included in that email. IRB coordinators should only be cc’d on and notified of comments when you have a direct question or are documenting information such as responding to a question from the IRB coordinator or making a comment that the PI has accepted requested changes, etc. For internal notifications of the PI, however, the IRB coordinator should be left out of this correspondence.
eIRB Reminder – Naming documents in eIRB
When uploading a document in the eIRB system, please use the Name field to name the document in accordance with IRB requirements. This is the easiest way to name your document. The system will default to the file name if the Name field is left blank. You do not need to change the file name to conform with IRB naming requirements unless you wish to have it serve as the default name in the eIRB system.
For additional guidance, see the eIRB Help Center document, Naming Study Documents in the eIRB. Document titles will appear in the approval letter as they are named here. Document titles must be at least FOUR characters long.
IRB Humor — It’s all in the phrasing (pulled from an actual consent submitted to the IRB)
“Bleeding: Cases of fatal bleeding have been reported in participants treated with study drug. Most of these occurred during the first cycle. Subjects did not receive a second cycle.”