InfoEd and IRB How To's

How To Get Started with Human Subjects Research in InfoEd:

  1. Human Subjects (CITI) Training
    1. Students - please see Human Subjects Training Requirements for Students
    2. Faculty - please see Human Subjects Training Requirements for Faculty and Staff 

  2. InfoEd Access
    1. All students need to request access to the InfoEd online protocol submission system.
    2. Faculty do not need to request access unless they arrived at Radford University after mid-July 2015. 
  3. Learn About Review Categories
    1.  Please see Review Categories for more information to determine the best review category for your research. 
    2.  Exempt and Expedited are not reviewed at a convened meeting and thus do not have a deadline for submission. 
  4. Creating a Protocol and Submitting a Protocol
    1.  Please see our Tutorials on D2L- see the IRB User Resources "course" on the D2L Self Registration course webpage.
    2.   InfoEd URL is
      1. Chrome is currently the best browser to use, including on Macs. 
      2. Link to InfoEd Global is also accessible via the big green button on the IRB webpages and on MyRU on the Employee and Academics lists of links.
    3. Forms:
      1. The Initial Application form that you will use for your submission is already embedded in InfoEd as an electronic form or eForm, but you may use a Word version of it for drafting your study, if you desire. Please see the Application for Initial Review, if desired. 
      2. The remaining forms and templates you may need are located on the RU IRB Forms and Templates page. 
  5. What You Need to Know After Your Protocol is Approved
    1.  If you will be using printed consent forms and/or flyers, you must use the stamped version we will send you with your approval letter.
    2. Changes to a protocol are to be submitted in InfoEd as an Amendment. Please see the tutorial in the IRB User Resources course on D2L. 
    3. Protocols are only approved for one year. To continue to work on it, you must submit a Continuation form prior to the expiration date. Please see the tutorial in the IRB User Resources course on D2L.

  6. Additional Resources
    1.  IRB Submission Process for New Applicants
    2.  IRB New Submission Checklist