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Institutional Review Board Information

In order to accommodate University IRB changes, and to facilitate and speed processing, the College of Communication & Information Human Subjects Review Committee (CCI DRC) has adopted the following procedures for seeking approvals for conducting Human Subjects Research.If you have questions about the CCI IRB process email irb@cci.utk.edu

The Office of Research has changed the application procedure for Human Subjects/IRB. Researchers have to use the new online application system,  iMedRIS.

iMedRIS (Integrated Medical Research Information System) is a web-based system that enables online application submission, real-time submission tracking, review, and post-approval compliance activities, and data management. It is used to process all of the research applications that are submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

The Office of Research and Engagement has created training resources for IMedRIS.  The page includes guides, schedule of training classes, and a video. The page can be found here: https://research.utk.edu/proposal-support/toolkit/research-tools/imedris/imedris-resources

Procedures for seeking IRB approvals for Human Subjects Research

While in iMedRIS, go to the Study Assistant and click on “Add a New Project” and try to follow the directions.  At this time, the project doesn’t fit the standard Form A or Form B formats, but do your best to provide what it asks for.    It will guide you through all of the steps, and then will notify you of any further actions needed.

CCI External Grant Research Proposal Development Forms

IRB Guides – the what and why of reviews

UT IRB Resources

UT IRB Document Samples