E-IRB

E-IRB is the University of Kentucky’s Link Blue-secure web-based system used to submit human research applications and Other Reviews to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for review and approval.

Submission of new Expedited and Full Review applications in E-IRB became mandatory 1/22/2018; submission of new Exemption applications in E-IRB became mandatory 6/22/2017. 

For more information and guidance on E-IRB, go to the side bar menu on the right and expand the topic of your choice, or log in to the E-IRB Video Library using your Link Blue ID and password to see video tutorials.  For general IRB info and help on whether your activity is human research, see ORI’s “Getting Started” web page, the IRB FAQs web page, and/or the Researcher web page.

ORI Services/Protocol Submission Deadlines before the UK Holiday Break

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  If you anticipate a need for services provided by ORI during this time, please call 257-9428 as soon as possible so that assistance may be provided before the break.  If you have received an Institutional Review Board (IRB) continuation review reminder, please check your approval end date and deliver materials to ORI as soon as possible to prevent lapse of approval. The last Medical IRB meeting in 2019 is December 17th (submission deadline December 4thand the last Nonmedical IRB meeting is December 6th (submission deadline November 20th).


For Exemption Applications approved external to E-IRB: 

Modifications and Other Reviews (Unanticipated Problem, Protocol Violation, Deviation/Exception), should still be submitted electronically in PDF format to IRBSubmission@uky.edu

For more information and forms, go to the side bar menu on the right and expand the "Studies Approved External to E-IRB" listing to select the applicable type of submission.

 

Video Tutorials / Online Training Schedule

Video Tutorials for Researchers - to aid in the navigation and use of the E-IRB system

Log in to the private E-IRB Video Library using your Link Blue ID and password to see video tutorials on how to:​​​​​​

  • Create a new application
  • Import an application at Continuation Review time (for studies previously approved external to E-IRB)
  • Change Principal Investigator
  • Complete the assurance statement as a Department Authorization or signee
  • Manage attachments
  • Add Non-UK Personnel
  • and more!

Video Tutorials for IRB Members

Log in to the private E-IRB Video Library using your Link Blue ID and password to see video tutorials on how to:​​​​​​

  • E-IRB Basics
  • Serving as a Primary Reviewer
  • Serving as a Required or Other Reviewer

Online Live Training Schedule