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 InfoEd Access
  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 (for IRB Review) -  this is the form that you will use for your submission and it is already embedded in InfoEd as an electronic form or eForm.  If desired during the development phase of your study, you may use the Application for Initial Review Word version of this form for drafting your study.
      2. Investigator Agreement Form - ONLY the PI and any external (non-Radford personnel or student) collaborators included on a protocol are required to submit this form and their CV.
      3. 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
  7. How to Submit an Amendment/Modification Form for InfoEd
    1. Please follow these instructions to successfully Submit an Amendment Form.
  8. How to Submit a Continuation Form for InfoEd 
    1. Please follow these instructions to successfully Submit a Request for Continuation Form.
    2. Required Components of a Request for Continuation:
      1. The completed Request for Continuation Form
      2. The most recent approved and stamped documents
      3. Unstamped versions of the same documents provided above, including the assent and consent parental permission forms. 
      4. NOTE: When conducting data analysis with no intent to recruit further participants, only the completed Request for Continuation is required.
  9. How to Submit a Closure 
    1. Please follow these instructions to successfully Submit a Closure Form