Committee For the Protection of Human Subjects

iRIS Navigation

ADD A NEW STUDY APPLICATION:  https://iris.uth.tmc.edu/

  • Log in using your UT assigned User ID and Password
  • Click ADD A NEW STUDY on the top of the left hand navigation bar.
  • Enter the requested information on each screen.
  • Click SAVE AND CONTINUE on the top of the right hand side to save entries FOR EACH PANEL
  • In the last panel, click AGREE or DISSAGREE on the STATEMENT OF THE INVESTIGATOR.
  • Click SAVE AND CONTINUE
  • Follow ROUTING PROCEDURES described below

 

COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION PACKET:

  • Click THE GREEN TEXT BOX on the IRB SUBMISSION COMMENTS to add information for the IRB reviewers- (This is optional)
  • Click THE GREEN BOX In the INFORMED CONSENT section
    • Click ADD DOCUMENT
    • Make the appropriate selection to add from a list or upload an existing document
    • Click NEXT SCREEN
    • Complete TITLE, VERSION DATE, VERSION NUMBER, LANGUAGE
    • Click, UPLOAD YOUR CONSENT DOCUMENT
    • Browse to locate the document for upload (Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF file only)
    • Once the file is uploaded, click SAVE CONSENT
    • In the next screen, click SAVE ATTACHMENTS (make sure box is checked next to consent you wish to attach)
  • Click THE GREEN BOX in the REVIEW BOARD FORMS section to complete and attach HIPAA forms, MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL APPLICATION, etc.
    • Click ADD NEW FORM for the appropriate form(s)
    • Complete the form(s) and SAVE
    • Click SAVE ATTACHMENTS (make sure box is checked next to consent you wish to attach)
  • Click THE GREEN BOX on the STUDY DOCUMENTS to upload and attach the protocol, investigator’s brochure, copies of case report forms, etc.
    • Click ADD NEW DOCUMENT or ADD MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS
    • Complete TITLE, VERSION DATE, VERSION NUMBER, CATEGORY
    • Click, UPLOAD
    • Browse to locate the document for upload (Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF file only)
    • Once the file is uploaded, click SAVE
    • In the next screen, click SAVE ATTACHMENTS (make sure box is checked next to consent you wish to attach)
  • Click the SAVE FORM on the top of the right hand side.
  • IF complete, SIGNOFF AND SUBMIT

 

CONTINUING REVIEW:

  • Log in using your UT assigned User ID and Password
  • Click My Studies in the left hand navigation pane to view your list of studies
  • Click on the study for which continuing review is due
  • Within the study’s screen, click on CONTINUING REVIEW FORM
  • In the continuing review screen, click ADD NEW FORM
  • Complete each panel and click, SAVE & CONTINUE
  • In the last panel, click SIGNOFF AND SUBMIT
  • Follow ROUTING PROCEDURES

 

CHANGE REQUEST AND AMENDMENT:

  • Log in using your UT assigned User ID and Password
  • Click My Studies in the left hand navigation pane to view your list of studies
  • Click on the study for which you would like to create a change request
  • Within the study’s screen, click on CHANGE REQUESTS AND AMENDMENTS
  • In the change request screen, click ADD NEW FORM
  • Complete information in each screen, clicking, SAVE & CONTINUE to next section after each screen is complete.
  • In the last panel, click SIGNOFF AND SUBMIT
  • Follow ROUTING PROCEDURES

 

PERSONNEL CHANGE REQUEST:

  • Log in using your UT assigned User ID and Password
  • Click My Studies in the left hand navigation pane to view your list of studies
  • Click on the study for which you would like to create a change request
  • Within the study’s screen, click on PERSONNEL CHANGE REQUEST FORM
  • In the next screen, click ADD NEW FORM
  • Complete the screens, clicking SAVE & CONTINUE after completing each screen
  • In the last panel, click SIGNOFF AND SUBMIT
  • Follow ROUTING PROCEDURES

 

RETURN TO HOME PAGE:

  • Once you navigate away from the home page, to return HOME 
    • Click the HOME button in the upper right, clicking home on the navigation link, or
    • Click BACK button on the upper right part of the screen until you reach the home page.  Do not click back arrow on the browser.

 

ROUTING PROCEDURES:

Once you have reached the end of a submission and clicked, SIGNOFF AND SUBMIT, you will be presented with a screen that says,Does this submission require additional routing for approval?

  • Click Yes or NO
  • If you select NO, click SAVE & CONTINUE
    • APPROVE or DENY submission and enter UT ID and PASSWORD
    • Click SAVE SIGNOFF
  • If you select YES, click SAVE & CONTINUE
    • Select KEY STUDY PERSONNEL by putting check marks next to persons to include in signoff
    • Click SAVE & CONTINUE
    • In the next screen, you may select ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL for routing and signoff by clicking ADD SIGNOFF
    • Enter the person’s name and click FIND.  The LDAP system will pull up appropriate names, CHECK THE SELECT BOX next to the correct name and click SELECT USER
    • In the next screen, use the PULL DOWN MENU which appears under the name to SELECT A ROLE for this person.
    • Click SAVE & CONTINUE
    • You will have one more opportunity in this screen to add/remove KEY STUDY PERSONNEL and/or ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL – click appropriate option in the left hand column or select YES or NO to indicate whether you have completed your selections
    • Click SAVE & CONTINUE
    • APPROVE or DENY submission and enter UT ID and PASSWORD
    • Click SAVE SIGNOFF

*Schematic representation of routing instructions


CPHS HELPLINE   713-500-7943
iRIS HELPLINE    713-500-7960
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Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
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Houston, Texas 77030

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Fax     713.500.7951
Email cphs@uth.tmc.edu 

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