The ORPC team is excited to share updates about our ongoing efforts with Kuali Protocols for IRB. As we’ve been announcing, UMBC is continuing to transition its research related processes into the Kuali system.
One part of the transition is configuring the IRB Protocols module to mirror current human subjects research use protocol application processes. Our group has provided configuration sessions since July for investigators to have the opportunity to see what the IRB Protocol module looks like and get input on the design and content of the module. If you haven’t yet, please register for upcoming sessions today. We look forward to getting your input. If the session times do not work for you, no problem! Anyone with a UMBC logon can see the current version of the IRB module in the Kuali Protocol Sandbox. We’ve created a protocol entry guide to provide you basic steps to create an IRB protocol in Kuali. Let us know what you think by leaving us feedback or sending us a comment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another part of the transition is adding currently approved IRB protocols to the production version of the Kuali IRB module – this is what’s used when protocols Go Live. The ORPC team will be spending time later in the semester to upload the most recent version of you protocol file to Kuali.
This upload will include the all versions of the application, recruitment materials, questionnaires/measure and consent documents. Once we create this legacy file, we’ll send you a link(s) to these protocols in Kuali. We’ll ask that you to review the legacy materials for content correctness and ask you to approve. Once done, this protocol is active in the Kuali IRB system. Future modifications, renewal reports or closures will be handled by Kuali – no more paper! New protocols are entered once Kuali IRB is officially live.